Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/13433
Title: Clergy & Counsellors: Mental Health Care in Singapore
Authors: MATHEW MATHEWS
Keywords: clergy, mental health professionals, explanatory models, referrals, professions
Issue Date: 3-Sep-2007
Source: MATHEW MATHEWS (2007-09-03). Clergy & Counsellors: Mental Health Care in Singapore. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study examines the relationship between the professional and traditional sector of mental health care in Singapore. While Christian clergymen have traditionally provided emotional and mental care to many populations, their jurisdictional authority has been challenged with the rise of the mental health profession. The broader aim of this thesis then examines the tension between the two sectors and how this is negotiated. Through the use of survey data, the cultural construction of mental health problems seen through different explanatory models, aspects of professional dynamics, notably professional role identity, professional competence, professional networks and professional ideology; demographic variables and religious conservatism are found to influence how clergymen relate to mental health professionals. More specifically these variables affect referral intentions and the choice of a referral partner when clergy want to find a trustworthy professional. Turf wars initiated by the professional sector are greatly moderated due to various institutional forces particularly the entrenchment of the church in the rise of the professional non-psychiatric mental health sector
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/13433
Appears in Collections:Ph.D Theses (Open)

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormatAccess SettingsVersion 
phd 0b preliminary.pdf29.19 kBAdobe PDF

OPEN

NoneView/Download
phd 1b intro.pdf88.92 kBAdobe PDF

OPEN

NoneView/Download
phd 2b literature.pdf112.65 kBAdobe PDF

OPEN

NoneView/Download
phd 3b methods.pdf212.58 kBAdobe PDF

OPEN

NoneView/Download
phd 4b cultural.pdf298.84 kBAdobe PDF

OPEN

NoneView/Download
phd 5b professional.pdf175.44 kBAdobe PDF

OPEN

NoneView/Download
phd 6b referrals.pdf305.05 kBAdobe PDF

OPEN

NoneView/Download
phd 7b criteria.pdf208.51 kBAdobe PDF

OPEN

NoneView/Download
phd 8b counsellors.pdf210.59 kBAdobe PDF

OPEN

NoneView/Download
phd 9b conclusion.pdf73.13 kBAdobe PDF

OPEN

NoneView/Download
phdb biblio.pdf178.32 kBAdobe PDF

OPEN

NoneView/Download
phd appb b pilot survey.pdf159.35 kBAdobe PDF

OPEN

NoneView/Download
phd appb c survey.pdf165.42 kBAdobe PDF

OPEN

NoneView/Download
phd appb d counsellor survey.pdf176.27 kBAdobe PDF

OPEN

NoneView/Download

Page view(s)

628
checked on Dec 18, 2017

Download(s)

3,210
checked on Dec 18, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.