This study examines the influence of peer, parental, and sibling support on the mental health of Thai college students as measured by levels of depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, and resiliency. The study also seeks to establish critical factors influencing depression, anxiety, and stress, such as sleep deprivation. It explores gender differences in the amount of support sought for a mental health issue. There is limited research pertaining to the mental health needs of Thai college students. Therefore, this study presents a unique opportunity to explore much uncharted territory. The study surveyed 742 students from a large public university in Thailand. The Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS), the Connor-Davidson Resiliency Scale (CD-RISC), and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSE) were used to assess mental health indicators. Furthermore, a self-report survey was used to assess peer, parental, and sibling support. Anxiety and stress were found to be higher among students who sought peer mentoring and a positive relationship was found in consideration of parental supports effect on resiliency and self-esteem factors, as well as depression. Significant gender differences were found with respect to seeking help. The limitations, implications, and recommendations for future research are discussed.
|Commitee:||Hayashino, Diane, Prince, Judy|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/5(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Counseling Psychology, Southeast Asian studies, Mental health, Individual & family studies|
|Keywords:||Peer mentoring, Stigma, Support systems, Thai peer mentor, Large public university in Thailand|
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