Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6613

Date

2020

Date of Award

8-5-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

Criminology and Criminal Jus

Committee Chair

Burt Owen Burraston

Committee Member

Randolph T Dupont

Committee Member

Melissa Hirschi

Abstract

The objective of this research was to determine whether the type of adjective used to describe a person with mental illness will change based on the label provided. A MANOVA was utilized to determine if these labels were significant between 17 different sets of adjectives. A post hoc test was utilized to determine if there was a significant difference between the labels for each adjective provided The outcome of the analysis determined that 7 adjectives were significantly impacted by the labels utilized to describe a person with mental illness. Overall, the label utilized to describe a person with mental illness is only significant for a small portion of the adjectives utilized within this study.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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