Home | About IPJ | Editorial board | Ahead of print | Current Issue | Archives | Instructions | Contact us |   Login 
Industrial Psychiatry Journal
Search Articles   
    
Advanced search   
 
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 92-96

Students' perception about mental illness


1 Department of Psychiatric Social Work, RINPAS, Kanke, Ranchi, India
2 Department of Psychiatric Social Worker, RINPAS, Kanke, Ranchi, India
3 Department of Clinical Psychology, RINPAS, Kanke, Ranchi, India
4 Department of Psychiatry, RINPAS, Kanke, Ranchi, India

Correspondence Address:
R K Mahto
Department of Psychiatric Social Work, Ranchi Institute of Neuro Psychiatry and Allied Sciences, Kanke, Ranchi - 834 006, Jharkhand
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-6748.62267

Rights and Permissions

Background: In developing countries like India, there are evidences that stigma associated with mental illness is increasing. As in parts of the developing world, with advancement of urbanization and rapid industrialization, people tend to react in a very peculiar and biased way when they confront a mentally ill person. Materials and Methods: The present study aimed to find out students' opinion about mental illness. A total of 100 students (50 male and 50 female) from Ranchi University were purposively recruited for the study, and the 51-item Opinion about Mental Illness (OMI) Scale was administered. Results: Majority of the students were from Hindu families, of whom 42 (84%) were males and 38 (68%) were females. With regard to OMI scale, the item, viz., 'The law should allow a woman to divorce her husband as soon as he has been confined in mental hospital with a severe mental illness', both male (46%) and female (56%) students were neutral (significant at 0.014, P < 0.05). Conclusion: Overall no significant level of difference emerged between male and female students with regard to opinion about mental illness.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed4614    
    Printed273    
    Emailed3    
    PDF Downloaded167    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 2    

Recommend this journal