The Attitudes of High school Students toward Psychotherapy as a way to Improve Psychological Well-Being: Case study: High school students of Sunyani Municipality of Ghana
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Gymnasieelevernas attityder till psykoterapi som ett sätt att förbättra psykiskt välbefinnande : Fallstudie: Gymnasieelever från Sunyani kommun i Brong-Ahafo regionen i Ghana (Swedish)
Despite the availability of psychotherapy and support in relation to mental health problems among young people has improved relatively few young people use the support available when they experience stress or impaired mental health. Research has examined various explanations for this, and attitudes to psychotherapy and mental health problems affecting young people's willingness to seek help.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the knowledge and attitudes toward psychotherapy of students in Ghana. In this study, 175 high school students in the municipality Sunyani, Brong-Ahafo Region, responded to a questionnaire with 25 questions about psychotherapy and attitudes toward psychotherapy.
The results showed that high school students in Sunyani municipality had poor knowledge of psychotherapy, and that they generally had positive attitude towards psychotherapy. They believe attitude toward psychotherapy can help improve their mental well-being. It was also reported that students’ age, gender, school they attend and knowledge about psychotherapy did not have significant effect on their attitude towards psychotherapy and psychotherapy as a way to improve psychological well-being. There were no significant differences between genders concerning the level of knowledge about psychotherapy, attitude towards psychotherapy and psychotherapy as a way to improve psychological well-being.
In conclusion, high school students in the Sunyani municipality had poor knowledge about psychotherapy. However, they have positive attitude towards psychotherapy and they as well believe that their attitude toward psychotherapy can help improve psychological well-being.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 68 p.
psychotherapy, high school students, attitudes, psychological well-being
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29155Local ID: PS:2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-29155DiVA: diva2:650446
Subject / course
Kjerstin, Almqvist, Professor
Arto, Hiltunen, Professor