This study assessed the relationship between mental health status and willingness to seek treatment in an urban Muslim community. A convenience sampling procedure was used to recruit participants for the study at local mosques. A sample of 100 Muslims participated by completing two questionnaires. The first measure was designed by the researcher to gather demographic information and perceptions towards mental health treatment. The SCL-90-R was used as the second measure to evaluate mental health needs. Analysis of the data yielded symptom endorsement in all categories of the SCL-90-R. A significant relationship was found between one of the categories and treatment seeking behaviors. Views toward mental health and treatment seeking depicted by the sample were consistent with the limited research in this area. Limitations of this study along with suggestions for future research are discussed.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Religion, Counseling Psychology|
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