Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Sarah Bonis, Carl Myers, Dana Sullivan
Department of Psychology
Specialist in Education
Many children and adolescents experience a mental health problem, and of those that do, a significant percentage will only receive interventions in the schools. One important part of intervention research is measuring stakeholder acceptability. Research demonstrates that collecting data on student acceptability for mental health interventions in schools helps to understand student satisfaction, level of understanding, and if they would recommend the interventions to peers. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the literature to determine measures used in assessing student acceptability when receiving mental health interventions in schools. Results suggest that most studies that measured student acceptability used a researcher-created measure, and most of the mental health interventions tested were group or whole-class interventions. There is a need for additional studies that examine mental health interventions in schools, particularly measuring student acceptability of one-on-one interventions.
Education | Other Education | Psychology | School Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Bufford, Norah, "Adolescent Acceptability of Mental Health Interventions: A Systematic Review" (2023). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 3633.
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