Attitudes of advisory and extension agents towards mentally ill people

Hossain, Delwar, Eley, Robert, Gorman, Don and Coutts, Jeff (2010) Attitudes of advisory and extension agents towards mentally ill people. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 17 3: 19-30. doi:10.5191/jiaee.2010.17302


Author Hossain, Delwar
Eley, Robert
Gorman, Don
Coutts, Jeff
Title Attitudes of advisory and extension agents towards mentally ill people
Journal name Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1389-224X
1750-8622
Publication date 2010-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5191/jiaee.2010.17302
Volume 17
Issue 3
Start page 19
End page 30
Total pages 12
Place of publication Abingdon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract In Queensland Australia extended drought has had negative impact on the mental health of farmers who are often geographically isolated. Advisory and Extension Agents are often their main contacts. At the behest of extension agencies a two-day mental health first aid training was provided to 32 AEA to improve their attitudes towards people with mentally health problems. Immediately prior to the course and six months after training information about attitudes towards people with mental health problems were collected from the AEA using the data collection instrument. The findings indicated that the training had significantly improved the attitudes of AEAs towards people with mental health problems and their ability to help them. Females and older AEAs with less work experience demonstrated more positive attitudes towards people with mental health problems after the training than males, and younger AEAs.
Keyword Advisory agent
Attitudes
Farmers
Mental health
Training
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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Created: Wed, 05 Dec 2012, 23:43:43 EST by Rob Eley on behalf of Medicine - Princess Alexandra Hospital