Mental Health Literacy among the Junior Army Officer

육군 초급간부의 정신건강이해력

  • Received : 2018.08.08
  • Accepted : 2018.09.28
  • Published : 2018.09.30


Purpose: This study was conducted to determine the level of mental health literacy (MHL) of the R.O.K junior army offices. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional survey design was used with a convenient sample. The survey data were collected from 145 junior army officers. Participants were presented with a survey about 2-case vignettes (schizophrenia and depression) and responded questions assessing recognition of these mental problems and understanding about the helpfulness of interventions and resources. Descriptive analysis, t-test and $x^2-test$ were performed. Result: The rate of recognition for mental health problems was 15.3 percent for schizophrenia and 43.4 percent for depression. Participants understood stress, unconscious conflict and interpersonal conflict as causes for both schizophrenia and depression. they believed that psychological counseling was helpful intervention and family and friends were useful care resources. Conclusion: The findings indicate that education program is necessary to improve the mental health literacy of the junior army officer.


Supported by : 군건강정책연구소


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