The aim of this study was to investigate whether Asian immigrants in Australia differed from Anglo-Australians in terms of attitudes towards mental illness, and knowledge of mental health services.
A questionnaire was administered to 140 university students, including 63 Anglo-Australian students, 47 Asian students, and 30 students from European backgrounds.
The results showed that there was a significant ethnic difference in terms of attitudes towards mental illness, and knowledge of mental health services.
Furthermore, Asians who spoke a language other than English at home knew less about services for acute mental illness.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Service santé, Santé mentale, Attitude, Perception sociale, Australie, Océanie, Etude comparative, Asiatique, Immigrant, Caucasoïde, Race, Ethnie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Health service, Mental health, Attitude, Social perception, Australia, Oceania, Comparative study, Asiatic, Immigrant, Caucasoid, Race, Ethnic group, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0157505
Code Inist : 002B18H02. Création : 16/11/1999.