International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 11, Issue 2, February 2021 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Influence of Attitudes on the Resilience of Family Members living with a Mentally Ill Family Member in Nyeri County, Kenya
      Damaris W. Rukahu, Dr. Wilfrida Olaly, Dr. Susan Macharia, Dr. Elijah Kirimi M’Arimi
Abstract: Numerous studies have demonstrated that family caregivers of persons with a severe mental illness suffer from significant stresses, experience moderately high levels of burden and often receive inadequate assistance from mental health professionals. The major objective of this study was to find out the extent to which the resilience of the family members is influenced by their attitudes towards the mentally ill member, in Nyeri County, Kenya. Two theories guided this study: Hardiness theory of Resilience by Suzanne Kobasa (1979) and the Attribution theory by Fritz Heider (1958). This study adopted the Ex-post facto research design.

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Damaris W. Rukahu, Dr. Wilfrida Olaly, Dr. Susan Macharia, Dr. Elijah Kirimi M’Arimi (2021); Influence of Attitudes on the Resilience of Family Members living with a Mentally Ill Family Member in Nyeri County, Kenya; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP) 11(2) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.11.02.2021.p11017
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