ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE MENTAL ILLNESS AMONG ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS


Aims. The aim of present study was to compare the Attitudes towards the Mental Illness among Adolescent and Adults. It was hypothesized that (i) There would be Gender differences on Attitude towards Mental Illness, (ii) There would be an attitude difference toward Mental Illness between Adolescents and Adults, and (iii) There would be a relationship between Education and Attitude toward Mental Illness. Method. Community Attitude toward Mental Illness Scale (Taylor & Dear, 1981) was used to measure the level of Attitude toward Mental Illness. Result. Correlational analysis showed highly significant positive association between Authoritarianism, Benevolence, Social Restrictiveness, Community Mental Health Ideology and Attitude toward Mental Illness. Findings also revealed that Males showed greater Attitude towards Mental Illness as compare to Females. Conclusion. Moreover, Results revealed Education has significant difference with Attitude toward Mental Illness.