Date of Award
Master of Arts
Criminology and Criminal Jus
Burt Owen Burraston
Randolph T Dupont
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.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Stolbom, Ashley Irene, "An Evaluation of Police Officer's Attitudes and Labels Toward People with Mental Illness" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2110.