Perceptions of Transition-Aged Youth with Emotional and Behavioural Problems: A Mixed Methods Approach

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Perceptions of Transition-Aged Youth with Emotional and Behavioural Problems: A Mixed Methods Approach

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dc.contributor.advisor Preyde, Michele
dc.contributor.author Burnham Riosa, Priscilla
dc.date 2011-06-27
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-15T15:46:36Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-15T15:46:36Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2839
dc.description.abstract This thesis is an investigation of the needs and experiences of transition-aged youth with emotional and/or behavioural problems who accessed mental health services at a local child and adolescent clinic. Longitudinal studies have demonstrated that youth with mental health problems tend to have poor outcomes in adulthood. Moreover, many young adults do not make the transition from child- to adult-focused care even when they acknowledge their need for support. This study used a mixed methods approach, consisting of a survey design and phenomenological inquiry. In general, participants did not appear ready for an institutional transition, reporting only moderate levels of mental health self-efficacy. Youth disclosed their fears, underscoring the importance of supportive relationships, and stated the negative expectations they had concerning adult-focused care. The implementation of clinical supports to increase transition-aged youths’ mental health self-efficacy, by actively involving them in service-related decision-making processes, are likely to promote successful service transitions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject youth en_US
dc.subject transition en_US
dc.subject mental health en_US
dc.subject emotional and behavioural problems en_US
dc.title Perceptions of Transition-Aged Youth with Emotional and Behavioural Problems: A Mixed Methods Approach en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US
dc.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US


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