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Article: Effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid for Chinese-Speaking International Students in Melbourne

TitleEffectiveness of Mental Health First Aid for Chinese-Speaking International Students in Melbourne
Authors
Keywordsmental health first aid
Chinese international tertiary students
Australia
mental health literacy
prevention and early intervention
Issue Date2020
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=148
Citation
Research on Social Work Practice, 2020, v. 30 n. 3, p. 275-287 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose: Chinese international students have been widely reported to lack recognition of their psychological problems and to delay treatment until their symptoms become rather disabling. The present study pioneered to evaluate the effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training in improving mental health knowledge among Chinese-speaking international tertiary students. Method: A quasi-experimental design was adopted, whereby 202 Chinese-speaking international students in Melbourne were assigned to the MHFA condition or a control condition. All participants completed a standardized questionnaire before, at the end, and 3 months after training. Data were analyzed using multilevel modeling. Results: The findings demonstrated that MHFA training might be effective in improving participants’ knowledge of mental disorders (i.e., recognition of symptoms, belief in helpful treatments, and understanding the biogenetic and psychosocial causes) and reducing stigma. Conclusions: The MHFA program has the potential to enhance mental health knowledge and promote help-seeking among Chinese-speaking international students.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/289492
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2019 Impact Factor: 1.188
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.596

 

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dc.contributor.authorZhuang, XY-
dc.contributor.authorWong, DFK-
dc.contributor.authorNg, TK-
dc.contributor.authorPoon, A-
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-22T08:13:26Z-
dc.date.available2020-10-22T08:13:26Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.citationResearch on Social Work Practice, 2020, v. 30 n. 3, p. 275-287-
dc.identifier.issn1049-7315-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/289492-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Chinese international students have been widely reported to lack recognition of their psychological problems and to delay treatment until their symptoms become rather disabling. The present study pioneered to evaluate the effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training in improving mental health knowledge among Chinese-speaking international tertiary students. Method: A quasi-experimental design was adopted, whereby 202 Chinese-speaking international students in Melbourne were assigned to the MHFA condition or a control condition. All participants completed a standardized questionnaire before, at the end, and 3 months after training. Data were analyzed using multilevel modeling. Results: The findings demonstrated that MHFA training might be effective in improving participants’ knowledge of mental disorders (i.e., recognition of symptoms, belief in helpful treatments, and understanding the biogenetic and psychosocial causes) and reducing stigma. Conclusions: The MHFA program has the potential to enhance mental health knowledge and promote help-seeking among Chinese-speaking international students.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=148-
dc.relation.ispartofResearch on Social Work Practice-
dc.rightsAuthor(s), Contribution Title, Journal Title (Journal Volume Number and Issue Number) pp. xx-xx. Copyright © [year] (Copyright Holder). DOI: [DOI number].-
dc.subjectmental health first aid-
dc.subjectChinese international tertiary students-
dc.subjectAustralia-
dc.subjectmental health literacy-
dc.subjectprevention and early intervention-
dc.titleEffectiveness of Mental Health First Aid for Chinese-Speaking International Students in Melbourne-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailWong, DFK: dfkwong@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1049731519890398-
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dc.identifier.volume30-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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