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The Effects of Neighbourhood Factors on Attitudes Towards Mental Health Facilities

<p> The purpose of this research paper is to examine the effects of neighbourhood factors
on attitudes towards Mental health facilities. The research hypothesis is that personal
attitudes towards mental health are a major determinant of reactions to community mental
health facilities. The study conducted by the Canadian Training Institute (CTI) in 1983
provides relevant data on attitudes toward mental health group homes. Attitudes towards
mental health group homes were studied using measures of desirability and perceived
neighbourhood impacts. In order to test the hypothesis, two sets of relationships were
examined; the relationship between facility impact and neighbourhoods;and the relationship
between facility desirability and neighbourhoods. The results provide support for the results
obtained by Trute and Segal in Canada and Linsky in the United States. The results showed
similar socio-demographic profiles and attitudes of potential accepting and rejecting
neighbourhoods. Therefore, the conclusions are that attitudes towards mental health group
homes vary spatially between different types of neighbourhoods. The results have practical
reference because they can help planners locate mental health facilities in locations where
public opposition and patient dissatisfactionare minimized. </p> / Thesis / Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Date04 1900
CreatorsPsarakis, Katina
ContributorsTaylor, Martin, Geography
Source SetsMcMaster University
Detected LanguageEnglish

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