publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Understanding undergraduate student perceptions of mental health, mental well-being and help-seeking behaviour

Laidlaw, Anita; McLellan, Julie; Ozakinci, Gozde;
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  • Published: 25 Mar 2015 Journal: Studies in Higher Education, volume 41, pages 2,156-2,168 (issn: 0307-5079, eissn: 1470-174X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Funding: Medical School, University of St Andrews Despite relatively high levels of psychological distress, many students in higher education do not seek help for difficulties. This study explored undergraduate student understanding of the concepts of mental health and mental well-being and where undergraduate students would seek help for mental well-being difficulties. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with 20 undergraduate students from 5 different subject areas. Interviews were transcribed and thematically analysed. Results highlighted that the majority of participants viewed mental health and mental well-being as two distinct concepts but their vie...
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free text keywords: Mental well-being, Undergraduate, Help seeking, LB2300 Higher Education, RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry, NDAS, LB2300, RC0321, Education, Stigma (botany), Well-being, Help-seeking, Applied psychology, Semi-structured interview, Mental health, Higher education, business.industry, business, Psychology, Knowledge level, Distress, Pedagogy
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Understanding undergraduate student perceptions of mental health, mental well-being and help-seeking behaviour

Laidlaw, Anita; McLellan, Julie; Ozakinci, Gozde;