Attributions of mental health diagnoses and locus of control: the effect on families' supportive communication

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dc.contributor Black, Jason Edward
dc.contributor Baker, Jane S.
dc.contributor Pasadeos, Yorgo
dc.contributor Stinnett, Nick
dc.contributor.advisor Mills, Carol B.
dc.contributor.author George, Ashley Joiner
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T16:37:04Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T16:37:04Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001131
dc.identifier.other George_alatus_0004D_11359
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1609
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Research demonstrates that social support is a key element in close relationships, especially among families. In this study, the relationship between locus of control, attributions and social support among siblings as it relates to mental health diagnoses was explored. Using an experimental design, the relationship between variables such as perceived controllability of illness and effects they may have on sibling's willingness to offer different types of support was analyzed. Results indicated that there was not a significant relationship among willingness to offer different types of support and perceived controllability of the disorder. Thus, hypotheses 1-3 were not supported. However, results did indicate a connection between interpersonal solidarity and willingness to provide support. Additional tests showed that there is a significant difference between males and females for the level of social support that they would provide. Additionally, females were more likely to provide every type of support than were males. Limitations of the study's design are considered, and suggestions for extension of the study are presented.
dc.format.extent 100 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Communication
dc.title Attributions of mental health diagnoses and locus of control: the effect on families' supportive communication
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. College of Communication and Information Sciences
etdms.degree.discipline Communication & Information Sciences
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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