BS (Social Sciences & Liberal Arts)

Faculty / School

Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)


Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts

Date of Award


Date of Submission



Rubeena Kidwai, Visiting Faculty, Department of Social Sciences

Project Type

SSLA Culminating Experience

Access Type

Restricted Access


Negative attitudes of mental illness come with a belief that recovery process is impractical for people with mental illness. Psychology students are not immune to these stigmatizing beliefs. However, studies have shown that working for and association with people with mental illness has an influence on decreasing the negative attitudes towards them`. This study aims to determine whether the students who have not done their internship have different levels of negative attitudes and beliefs of recovery for people with mental illness than those who do have a clinical experience. To study this, two scales Mental Illness: Clinician’s Attitudes (MICA-4) and Recovery Knowledge Inventory (RKI) were used to measure the students’ attitudes and beliefs of recovery. The sample consisted of 80 responses. The results showed that an increase in the negative attitudes were associated with an increase in the beliefs of recovery [r=–.78 n=80, p



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