Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Mental health and business professionals’ employment-related perceptions of 6 psychological disorders (i.e. alcoholism, insomnia, major depression, social phobia, post- traumatic stress disorder, obesity) were examined. The 33 professionals (n = 18 mental health; n = 15 business) evaluated each disorder on 18 employment-related dimensions (e.g. employability, productivity, trainability). Specifically, they evaluated the perceived likelihood of each of the 18 employment-related dimensions being associated with each of the 6 psychological disorders (1 = not likely; 5 = highly likely). Perceptions of the 33 mental health and business professionals were compared with the perceptions of college students (n = 106) obtained in prior research (LeGrow, Boster, Mock, & Wood, 2003). It was hypothesized that the mental health and business professionals would display: (a) more positive employment-related perceptions and (b) a factor structure explaining a greater amount of variance in employment-related perceptions than the college students. The results of the investigation provided partial support for hypothesis (a) and strong support for hypothesis (b).
Businessmen -- Attitudes.
Mental health personnel -- Attitudes.
College students -- Attitudes.
Alcoholism -- Public opinion.
Insomnia -- Public opinion.
Depression, Mental -- Public opinion.
Social phobia -- Public opinion.
Stress disorder -- Public opinion.
Obesity -- Public opinion.
Mock, Kevan, "Mental Health and Business Professionals’ Employment-Related Perceptions of Individuals with Psychological Disorders" (2008). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 755.