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dc.contributor Good, Robert A. en
dc.contributor Samuel, William en
dc.contributor.advisor Klingelhofer, E. L. (Ed L.) en
dc.contributor.author Ngissah, Peter en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-28T16:38:25Z en
dc.date.available 2012-02-28T16:38:25Z en
dc.date.issued 2012-02-28 en
dc.date.submitted 1975 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.9/1557 en
dc.description Thesis (M.A., Psychology)--California State University, Sacramento, 1975 en
dc.description.abstract A study of attitudes toward mental illness and the mentally ill compared 280 Ghanaian and 564 California high school and undergraduate college students. The Ghanaians were found: a) to be more rejecting of the mentally ill and the ex-mental patient; b) to have more beliefs in demonic forces as causative agents of mental illness; c) to have less enlightened and favorable attitudes and opinions about the care of the mentally ill; d) to be more likely to recognize psychotic symptomatologies as constituting mental il1ness; e) to be significantly influenced by their family system in their attitudes and opinions about mental illness and the mentally ill; and f) to be significantly more "external" in their personality structure than their American counterparts. en
dc.description.sponsorship Psychology en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Mentally ill en
dc.subject Mental illness en
dc.title A comparative study of attitudes toward mental illness en
dc.title.alternative Comparative study of attitudes toward mental illness en
dc.type Thesis en


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