The Faithful and the Distressed: How Likely are Christians to Seek Psychotherapy Treatment for Psychological Distress?

dc.contributor.advisorStanford, Matthew S.
dc.contributor.authorChoi, Fai Ho
dc.contributor.departmentPsychology.en_US
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-24T20:26:47Z
dc.date.available2013-05-24T20:26:47Z
dc.date.copyright2013
dc.date.issued2013-05-24
dc.description.abstractDifferences in causation (biological, psychosocial, spiritual) of five psychological disorders (depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, ADHD) and types of counseling/therapy (pastoral care, Christian therapy, secular therapy) were examined between four groups: 1) Hong Kong Chinese and Americans, 2) Christians and non-Christians, 3) Hong Kong Christians and Hong Kong non-Christians and 4) Hong Kong Christians and American Christians. A brief online survey was used to collect the data. Results were mixed as to how people of different groups attributed causes to psychological disorders. Generally, Christians more than non-Christians attributed spiritual causes to psychological disorders and they were also more likely to seek pastoral care or Christian therapy when in distress. Hong Kong Chinese reported being more willing to seek therapy (across types) than Americans. In terms of causation, Hong Kong Chinese generally rated psychosocial and spiritual causes higher, while Americans rated biological causes higher.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8687
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.subjectPsychology.en_US
dc.subjectPsychotherapy.en_US
dc.subjectReligion.en_US
dc.subjectChristianity.en_US
dc.titleThe Faithful and the Distressed: How Likely are Christians to Seek Psychotherapy Treatment for Psychological Distress?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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