More Knowledge, Better Outcomes: Mental Health Literacy and Help Seeking in Australian Adults.

Thesis Proposal for 4th-year psychology program

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1. Planned Analysis

1.1. Multiple regression will be used to assess how much variation in mental health literacy levels and help seeking intention can be explained by age, sex and exercise frequency.

2. Background

2.1. High suicide rates in older people and men in particular. Deaths by suicide in Australia occur among males at a rate three times greater than that for females.

2.1.1. WHY?

2.1.1.1. Mental Health Literacy

2.1.1.1.1. Includes

2.1.1.1.2. Is made up of

2.1.1.2. Age

2.1.1.2.1. 18-39 years

2.1.1.2.2. 40 + years

2.1.1.3. Sex

2.1.1.3.1. male

2.1.1.3.2. female

2.1.1.4. Exercise frequency

2.1.1.4.1. Positive association between mental health and exercise

3. Hypotheses Aims & Objectives

3.1. Aims and Objectives

3.1.1. Aim is to investigate whether age, sex, exercise frequency predict mental health literacy levels and help seeking intention.

3.2. Hypotheses

3.2.1. Higher exercise frequency, younger adult age and being female will predict a higher mental health literacy score.

3.2.2. Higher exercise frequency, older adult age and being female will predict greater help seeking intention.

4. Method

4.1. Participants

4.1.1. Group 1 = 18-39 year olds

4.1.2. Group 2 = 40 years plus

4.2. Scales

4.2.1. Mental Health Literacy Scale

4.2.2. The General Help Seeking Questionnaire

4.2.3. Godin Leisure Time Exercise Questionnaire