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dc.contributor.authorGatto, Alyssa J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-13T14:35:02Z
dc.date.available2018-04-13T14:35:02Z
dc.date.issued2017-12-01en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/82828
dc.description.abstractMental health in young adults can vary significantly with a large proportion struggling with clinical disorders. Despite the high prevalence of psychopathology, many do not receive help. Relevant barriers to help-seeking include self-reliance, lack of awareness of symptoms or sources of help, and stigma. Measurement Feedback Systems (MFSs) and self-monitoring are potential avenues to assist in treatment engagement. In this study, Bi-Weekly Monitoring with Informational Feedback (BWM) was implemented in a college student population (N = 74) where students were asked to report on their overall psychological functioning and set goals every other week. BWM was evaluated for feasibility, effects on help-seeking overall, and mechanisms of self-monitoring were explored. BWM was determined to be feasible in this population; although, help-seeking attitudes did not change over time as a result of BWM. Ancillary analyses explored the effects of BWM and mental health symptomatology. Participants reported on their attitudes towards BWM which were generally in favor of BWM. Some promising results emerged; however, they were largely statistically insignificant. Limitations of this study include a large drop-out rate in the control group, which left unequal groups. As such, analyses should be interpreted with caution. Future studies should evaluate BWM on a weekly basis with a larger sample to better understand the effects of BWM on self-monitoring mechanisms.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectMeasurement Feedback Systemen_US
dc.subjectSelf-Monitoringen_US
dc.subjectHelp-Seekingen_US
dc.subjectFeedbacken_US
dc.subjectBarriersen_US
dc.titleExploring the Feasibility of Bi-Weekly Monitoring and its Impact on Goal Attainment and Help Seeking in Young Adultsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineClincal Psychologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairCooper, Leeen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKim-Spoon, Jungmeenen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberClum, Georgeen_US
dc.description.abstractgeneralMental health in young adults can vary significantly with a large proportion struggling with clinical disorders. Despite the high prevalence of psychopathology, many do not receive help. Relevant barriers to help-seeking include self-reliance, lack of awareness of symptoms or sources of help, and stigma. Measurement Feedback Systems (MFSs) and self-monitoring are potential avenues to assist in treatment engagement. In this study, Bi-Weekly Monitoring with Informational Feedback (BWM) was implemented in a college student population (N = 74) where students were asked to report on their overall psychological functioning and set goals every other week. BWM was evaluated for feasibility, effects on help-seeking overall, and mechanisms of self-monitoring were explored. BWM was determined to be feasible in this population; although, help-seeking attitudes did not change over time as a result of BWM. Attitudes towards BWM were variable, yet largely favorable. While some promising results emerged, there has yet to be concrete support for BWM. This study is limited due to a large drop-out rate in the control group, as such the results should be interpreted with caution. Future studies should evaluate BWM on a weekly basis with a larger sample to better understand the effects of BWM on self-monitoring mechanisms.en_US


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