The Resource Understanding elementary teachers' beliefs, attitudes and intentions to support mental health services in schools, by Sara Svoboda Gay, (electronic resource)

Understanding elementary teachers' beliefs, attitudes and intentions to support mental health services in schools, by Sara Svoboda Gay, (electronic resource)

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Understanding elementary teachers' beliefs, attitudes and intentions to support mental health services in schools
Title
Understanding elementary teachers' beliefs, attitudes and intentions to support mental health services in schools
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by Sara Svoboda Gay
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Language
eng
Summary
The purpose of this study was to investigate elementary teachers' beliefs, attitudes and intentions to support specific mental health services in schools through the development of a psychometrically sound survey instrument. The theoretical foundation of this study was the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA), which posits that (a) a person's intention to perform a behavior is the best predictor of actual behavior, and (b) intention is a function of attitudes towards the behavior and subjective norms. Further, underlying beliefs about outcomes of behavior predict attitudes. One hundred fourteen elementary teachers across a Midwestern state completed the survey, and regression analyses indicated preliminary support for the TRA in predicting intention to support mental health services from attitude and subjective norms. Specifically, subjective norms and positive beliefs about supporting mental health services predicted intention, and both positive and negative outcome beliefs predicted attitudes toward supporting mental health services in schools. Participants in the study generally shared favorable attitudes and outcome beliefs about mental health services. In addition, participants perceived their elementary teacher colleagues to have favorable attitudes towards mental health services. Finally, approximately half of the participants intended to or agreed that a social pressure existed to support mental health services in schools
Cataloging source
MUU
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1976-
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Gay, Sara Svoboda
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2006.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Koller, James Raymond
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  • Mental health services
  • School children
  • Teachers
Target audience
specialized
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Understanding elementary teachers' beliefs, attitudes and intentions to support mental health services in schools, by Sara Svoboda Gay, (electronic resource)
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  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (March 2, 2007)
  • Vita
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
85545299
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unknown
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)85545299
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Understanding elementary teachers' beliefs, attitudes and intentions to support mental health services in schools, by Sara Svoboda Gay, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (March 2, 2007)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
85545299
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)85545299
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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