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dc.contributor.authorGregoire, Bruce
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-18T13:46:29Z
dc.date.available2016-08-18T13:46:29Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/72075
dc.description.abstractMental health disorders are common among adolescents, yet only a small proportion of students perceive a need for help, or receive help or use any related services. Social scientists hypothesize that social capital may decrease rates of unmet need for help by creating trusting relationships which enable the transfer of information about help and support individuals’ decisions to get help. We employed the 2012 Student Drug Use Survey in the Atlantic Provinces to investigate social capital’s associations with mental health and help-seeking for Atlantic Canada adolescents. We found that greater social capital was consistently associated with lower odds of having a probable mental health disorder. However, greater social capital was generally associated with lower odds of perceived need and higher odds of unmet need. Our interpretation was that social capital may act as a protective factor which can mitigate the severity and duration of poor mental health episodes.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectMental Healthen_US
dc.subjectSubstance Useen_US
dc.subjectUnmet Needen_US
dc.subjectHelp-Seekingen_US
dc.subjectRural Healthen_US
dc.subjectAtlantic Canadaen_US
dc.titleAssociations of Social Capital and Rurality with Adolescent Mental Health, Substance Use, and Help-Seeking in Atlantic Canadaen_US
dc.date.defence2016-07-18
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Community Health & Epidemiologyen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerN/Aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Kathleen MacPhersonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Leslie Anne Campbellen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Donald Langilleen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Mark Asbridgeen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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