Validating the Co-worker Mental Health Awareness Training program (CHAT)

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dc.contributor.advisor Kelloway, E. Kevin
dc.creator Oakie, Taylor
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-21T14:59:39Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-21T14:59:39Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other HF5549.5 E42 O25 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/27132
dc.description 52 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm
dc.description Includes abstract and appendix.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 39-47).
dc.description.abstract Mental health issues are extremely common in Canadian organizations, with 1 in 5 Canadians experiencing a mental illness every year. There are a host of negative outcomes for both organizations and individuals associated with mental health problems. Mental illnesses are still highly stigmatized. One strategy that previous research has shown to be effective in reducing stigma around mental illness in organizations is mental health awareness training (MHAT) for leaders. The aim of the current study is to test the validity of the sister program of the MHAT, the Co-Worker Mental Health Awareness Training Program (CHAT) for employees. The present study uses a wait-list control design in two Maritime organizations (N = 33) to test the effectiveness of the CHAT on various outcomes, such as self-efficacy in recognizing and addressing mental health problems in the workplace, psychological health and safety, attitudes and willingness to use resources. Results showed that compared to the employees in the control group, those employees who were trained with the CHAT displayed higher self-efficacy in recognizing and addressing mental health problems in the workplace, and higher mental health promotion intentions. These results provide partial support for the effectiveness of the CHAT, and have practical and methodological implications. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HF5549.5.E42
dc.subject.lcsh Employees -- Mental health services
dc.subject.lcsh Employees -- Mental health
dc.subject.lcsh Work environment -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Mental health education
dc.title Validating the Co-worker Mental Health Awareness Training program (CHAT) en_CA
dc.title.alternative Validating the CHAT
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Psychology
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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