Author

Alicia Ehlen

Date of Award

1-1-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master Of Arts In Clinical Psychology

Colleges & School

College Of Arts And Sciences

First Advisor

Michael Vitacco, PhD

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Media--Influence; Mentally ill

Abstract

The study examined attitudes of people about mental illness and the relation to the amount and type of television watched. Attitudes toward mental illness, amounts and types of television watched were measured by participant’s responses to Likert Scale survey questions. Participants were recruited through electronic social networking sites. A multiple regression was run to determine whether or not the amount and type of TV watched resulted in negative attitudes about mental illness. The study examined the amount of TV, as well as the type of detective shows and Disney movies watched and found none of these to be significant predictors in negative views of mental illness.

Rights

On-Campus Access

OCLC Number

818906386.00

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