Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Reported psychological distress and willingness to utilize mental health services for disabled and non-disabled university students
by Tardif, Annette M., Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 2017, 139; 10679320
Abstract (Summary)

Disabled students graduate from post-secondary education at a lower rate than non-disabled students. It is unknown if disabled and non-disabled students experience equal access to mental health services. This mixed methods study compared participants' reported psychological distress and willingness to utilize mental health services among disabled and non-disabled university students (N=96) and analyzed qualitative data regarding barriers and supports to utilizing mental health services. Disabled students reported more psychological distress and higher willingness to utilize mental health services than non-disabled students. These findings support the importance of promoting mental health care for disabled postsecondary students.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Boland, Daubney H.
Commitee:
School: New Mexico State University
School Location: United States -- New Mexico
Source: DAI-B 79/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Mental health, Counseling Psychology, Psychology
Keywords: Disability, Mental Health Services, Mental Health Utilization, Post-Secondary Education, Psychological Distress, University Students
Publication Number: 10679320
ISBN: 9780355403398
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