Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Incorporation of Familial and Peer Support Systems, and the Contribution towards Mental Health of Thai University Students
by Chavez, Nadia, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 69; 27544317
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ratanasiripong, Paul
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
Publication Number: 27544317
ISBN: 9781392369258
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