Evaluation and treatment of low and anxious mood in Chinese-speaking international students studying in Scotland

Zheng, Mengyi (2017) Evaluation and treatment of low and anxious mood in Chinese-speaking international students studying in Scotland. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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There is a rich body of research on the impact of common mental health difficulties such as depression and anxiety. These concepts, formalised by Western-developed diagnostic frameworks, may be less relevant in non-Westernised cultures. Although depression and anxiety may be presented, they can be presented in different ways in non-English speaking populations. Cultural adaptation of interventions has therefore been advocated to enhance engagement and recovery.

This thesis focuses on the mental health presentation and support of Chinese-speaking international students with low mood or anxiety. It aims to explore how they might present with symptoms of depression, how they would like to work/engage in treatment, modify and then test the feasibility of delivering an online life skills package aimed at such students as well as bringing together the evidence base around such interventions through a systematic review.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Chinese-speaking international students, depression and anxiety, computerised cognitive behavioural therapy, cultural adaptation, online life skills package.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Supervisor's Name: Williams, Professor Christopher
Date of Award: 2017
Depositing User: MENGYI ZHENG
Unique ID: glathesis:2017-8549
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 10:24
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 14:10
URI: https://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/8549

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