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dc.contributor.authorKotera, Yasuhiro
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Pauline Catherine
dc.contributor.authorSheffield, David
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-15T14:37:19Z
dc.date.available2018-11-15T14:37:19Z
dc.date.issued2018-08-10
dc.identifier.citationKotera, Y., Green, P., & Sheffield, D. (2018) ‘Mental health attitudes, self-criticism, compassion, and role identity among UK social work students’, British Journal of Social Work. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcy072en
dc.identifier.issn0045-3102
dc.identifier.issn1468-263X
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/bjsw/bcy072
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623129
dc.description.abstractAlthough many social work students suffer from mental health symptoms, the majority of them do not seek help, because of shame. Accordingly, the purposes of this study were to evaluate social work students' attitudes for mental health problems, and explore relationships among shame, mental health symptoms, self-criticism, self-compassion, and role identity. Firstly, 84 UK female undergraduate social work students completed a measure of attitudes toward mental health problems, and were compared with 94 UK female undergraduate students in other subjects. UK female undergraduate social work students had a higher level of negative perception in their community’s attitudes toward mental health problems. Secondly, 87 UK social work students, completed the attitudes, mental health, self-criticism, self-compassion, and role identity measures. Self-criticism, self-compassion, and role identity were significantly related to mental health symptoms, and identified as significant, independent predictors of mental health symptoms. This study confirmed that social work students consider that their community perceives mental health problems negatively, and that their self-criticism, self-compassion, and role identity relate to their poor mental health. The findings may help social work students, educators, and researchers deepen the understanding of their mental health symptoms and identify better solutions.
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford Academicen
dc.relation.urlhttps://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcy072
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The British Journal Of Social Worken
dc.subjectHelp-seekingen
dc.subjectSelf-criticismen
dc.subjectCompassionen
dc.subjectRole identityen
dc.subjectSocial work studentsen
dc.titleMental health attitudes, self-criticism, compassion and role identity among UK social work students.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalThe British Journal Of Social Worken
dc.date.accepted2018-04-01
html.description.abstractAlthough many social work students suffer from mental health symptoms, the majority of them do not seek help, because of shame. Accordingly, the purposes of this study were to evaluate social work students' attitudes for mental health problems, and explore relationships among shame, mental health symptoms, self-criticism, self-compassion, and role identity. Firstly, 84 UK female undergraduate social work students completed a measure of attitudes toward mental health problems, and were compared with 94 UK female undergraduate students in other subjects. UK female undergraduate social work students had a higher level of negative perception in their community’s attitudes toward mental health problems. Secondly, 87 UK social work students, completed the attitudes, mental health, self-criticism, self-compassion, and role identity measures. Self-criticism, self-compassion, and role identity were significantly related to mental health symptoms, and identified as significant, independent predictors of mental health symptoms. This study confirmed that social work students consider that their community perceives mental health problems negatively, and that their self-criticism, self-compassion, and role identity relate to their poor mental health. The findings may help social work students, educators, and researchers deepen the understanding of their mental health symptoms and identify better solutions.


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