PUBLIC’S BELIEFS ABOUT PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER, GONDAR, ETHIOPIA

  • Mengesha Endalew Shebabaw GONDAR UNIVERSITY
  • Kelemu Fenta Gebeyehu GONDAR UNIVERSITY
  • Daniel Tsehay Sewasew GONDAR UNIVERSITY

Abstract

Abstract

Objective: The main purpose of this study was to assess Beliefs hold by the publics about mental illness in the case of Gondar town. Methods: Data were collected from 371 participants on belief about psychological disorder from the public of some selected Kebeles of Gondar town. The participants were selected using multistage cluster sampling techniques. The data were analyzed using inferential statistics specifically t-test and one way ANOVA. Results: The study revealed that females have negative belief in psychological disorder than males while age and educational level of the participants does not influence belief about psychological disorder. In belief about psychological disorder there were three factors that include Dangerousness, Untrustworthiness and embarrassment and incurability factors. Conclusion: The research finding revealed that there exist statistically significant differences in beliefs about psychological disorder among the publics across sex and educational levels.  

 

Keywords: Belief about psychological disorder, dangerousness, Untrustworthiness and embarrassment factor and incurability factors. 

Author Biographies

Mengesha Endalew Shebabaw, GONDAR UNIVERSITY

GONDAR UNIVERSITY

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND THE HUMANITIES

PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT

LECTURE 

Kelemu Fenta Gebeyehu, GONDAR UNIVERSITY

GONDAR UNIVERSITY

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND THE HUMANITIES

SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

LECTURER

Daniel Tsehay Sewasew, GONDAR UNIVERSITY

GONDAR UNIVERSITY

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND THE HUMANITIES

PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Assisstant Professor 

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Shebabaw, M. E., Gebeyehu, K. F., & Sewasew, D. T. (2014). PUBLIC’S BELIEFS ABOUT PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER, GONDAR, ETHIOPIA. Innovare Journal of Social Sciences, 2(3), 31-34. Retrieved from https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijss/article/view/1166