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 and Liberal Arts, IBA, Karachi.
SSLA Culminating Experience
Community-based Learning, Education, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Social Psychology and Interaction
Abstract / Summary
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
Meru, U. (2017). Stigma and beliefs about recovery regarding mental illness: impact of clinical internship on the attitudes of psychology students (Unpublished undergraduate project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/ugrad-projects/57
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