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An exploratory study on mental health and attitude towards psychotherapy among grown homeschoolers and homeschooling parents
by Dedeaux, Roya J., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 113; 1511345
Abstract (Summary)

The present study explores the adult homeschooling population in the United States. It examines several aspects of the culture, including their demographics and mental health characteristics, behavior, and attitude. The purpose of this study is to provide Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) with current and accurate information about this group in order to provide culturally appropriate mental health treatment for homeschoolers. The study had 1,052 respondents who had either been homeschooled as a minor, or homeschooled their children. The results indicated that several common assumptions about the homeschool culture are inaccurate, that homeschoolers as a group are well below clinical cut-off scores for anxiety and depression, and that several significant differences exist within the subcultures of the homeschooling population. The implications for MFTs, limitations of the study, and ideas for future research are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ratanasiripong, Paul
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Counseling Psychology
Publication Number: 1511345
ISBN: 978-1-267-30859-7
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