Date of Award
Master Of Arts In Clinical Psychology
Colleges & School
College Of Arts And Sciences
Michael Vitacco, PhD
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Media--Influence; Mentally ill
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.
Ehlen, Alicia, "The effect of television on views of mental illness" (2012). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 26.