Students’ knowledge of abnormal psychology
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09515070310001638128
The present study aims to compare whether ﬁnal year psychology students(n ¼26) could answer more items on a multiple choice questionnaire (MCQ) correctly on abnormal psychology than prospective psychology candidates (n ¼77) and ﬁnal year engineering students (n ¼26). The three groups of students completed MCQs in ﬁve different ﬁelds of abnormal psychology namely; eating disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders and depression, sexual disorders, and personality and compulsive disorders, respectively. They were also asked to indicate their conﬁdence level in relation to the accuracy of the answers they had given. The results showed that ﬁnal year psychology students scored higher on levels of accuracy, as well as conﬁdence on all measures compared to the two other groups. On the subject of sexual disorders, engineering students scored higher than prospective psychology students. Implications of the present ﬁndings are discussed.
|Research Areas:||School of Science and Technology > Psychology|
School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Language, Learning and Cognition group
|Deposited On:||18 Apr 2011 12:37|
|Last Modified:||07 Oct 2014 10:07|
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