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Hoy, Kathleen Elaine. Licensed Professional Counselors' attitudes toward people with
schizophrenia: Predictors of interest in providing interventions. Doctor of Philosophy
(Counseling), August 2012, 152 pp., 8 tables, 10 figures, references.
For individuals with schizophrenia and their caregivers, psychosocial interventions have
been shown to significantly improve recovery and reduce relapse rates. Although this
population is underserved and stigmatized, counselors have been excluded from most research
into attitudes toward and interventions for these families. Using a stratified random sample
survey design, researchers explored the relationships between participating U.S. Licensed
Professional Counselors' attitudes towards, recovery beliefs regarding, familiarity with, desire
for social distance from, and interest in providing services to individuals with schizophrenia and
their caregivers. Most of the 111 participants (11.1% response rate) identified themselves as
female (83.8%) and Caucasian (86.5%). A few participants described themselves as Hispanic
(6.3%) or Black or African-American (5.4%). Respondents ranged in age in years from 20's to
60's with the largest group in their 40's. Descriptive statistics indicated that the majority of LPC
participants reported low to moderate stigmatizing attitudes, strong beliefs in recovery, and
moderate to high interest in providing interventions for people with schizophrenia and their
caregivers. Furthermore, almost half of participating LPCs reported already working with
individuals with schizophrenia. Bivariate correlations and hierarchical regressions indicated
that high interest in providing interventions for this population was significantly correlated (p <
.01) with high frequency of already working with the population (large effect), low desire for
social distance (medium effect), high desire to help socially (medium effect), and strong beliefs
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Hoy, Kathleen Elaine. Licensed Professional Counselors’ Attitudes Toward People with Schizophrenia: Predictors of Interest in Providing Interventions, dissertation, August 2012; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc149610/m1/2/: accessed September 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .