Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/32125
Title: Lay beliefs about psychological and social problems among adolescents : motivational and cognitive antecedents
Authors: Chen, SX 
Bond, MH
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Source: Journal of applied social psychology, 2012, v. 42, no. 1, p. 170-194 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of Applied Social Psychology 
Abstract: This study attempted to apply theoretical concepts from personality and social psychology to understand the nomological network informing clinical models held by laypersons. Personal values and social axioms predicted the lay beliefs of Chinese adolescents about the causes and cures of 2 psychological problems (agoraphobia and schizophrenia) and 2 social problems (child abuse and corruption). Using path analyses, we developed a model of lay beliefs for each specific problem, and found that social problems were perceived to be caused by social-personal factors, whereas psychological problems varied in their perceived etiology, with agoraphobia perceived to be caused by the environmental/hereditary factor and schizophrenia by the social-personal factor. Clinical methods were perceived to be the important curative factor in overcoming most problems.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/32125
ISSN: 0021-9029
DOI: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00875.x
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

2
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Oct 9, 2017

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

2
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Oct 15, 2017

Page view(s)

37
Last Week
2
Last month
Checked on Oct 15, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.