Project Title

Mental Health Disparities Among Minority Students

Academic department under which the project should be listed

RCHSS - Psychological Science

Faculty Sponsor Name

Ginny Zhan

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Mental health issues are prevalent as ever in today’s society, especially after the effects of Covid-19. However, there are not as many individuals seeking help for these issues as there is that deal with these issues. This is especially true among minority college students. Previous research has examined mental health help-seeking attitude disparities among minority students. However, there is a gap in the literature that fails to examine how the parenting styles of these individuals influence these attitudes. The current study investigated whether an individual's experiences of parenting styles are related to mental health help-seeking attitudes. Students will be asked to complete a survey asking for demographic information, mental health help-seeking attitudes, and experience of parental styles. The EMBU will be used to identify parenting styles and the ATSPPH Scale will be used to measure mental health help-seeking attitudes. The questions from the EMBU separate parenting styles into six different styles: overprotective, performance-oriented, affectionate, tolerant, stimulating, and rejecting. I hypothesize that students who report experiencing performance-oriented, tolerant, and rejecting parenting styles will correlate with a less favorable score on the ATSPPH scale. I also hypothesize that students who report experiencing overprotective, affectionate, and stimulating parenting styles will correlate with more favorable scores on the ATSPPH scale.

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Project Type

Poster

How will this be presented?

Yes, in person

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Mental Health Disparities Among Minority Students

Mental health issues are prevalent as ever in today’s society, especially after the effects of Covid-19. However, there are not as many individuals seeking help for these issues as there is that deal with these issues. This is especially true among minority college students. Previous research has examined mental health help-seeking attitude disparities among minority students. However, there is a gap in the literature that fails to examine how the parenting styles of these individuals influence these attitudes. The current study investigated whether an individual's experiences of parenting styles are related to mental health help-seeking attitudes. Students will be asked to complete a survey asking for demographic information, mental health help-seeking attitudes, and experience of parental styles. The EMBU will be used to identify parenting styles and the ATSPPH Scale will be used to measure mental health help-seeking attitudes. The questions from the EMBU separate parenting styles into six different styles: overprotective, performance-oriented, affectionate, tolerant, stimulating, and rejecting. I hypothesize that students who report experiencing performance-oriented, tolerant, and rejecting parenting styles will correlate with a less favorable score on the ATSPPH scale. I also hypothesize that students who report experiencing overprotective, affectionate, and stimulating parenting styles will correlate with more favorable scores on the ATSPPH scale.

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