Students’ knowledge of abnormal psychology

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Furnham, A., Baluch, B. and Starr, F. 2003. Students’ knowledge of abnormal psychology. Counselling psychology quarterley. 16 (4), pp. 331-336. https://doi.org/10.1080/09515070310001638128
TypeArticle
TitleStudents’ knowledge of abnormal psychology
AuthorsFurnham, A., Baluch, B. and Starr, F.
Abstract

The present study aims to compare whether final year psychology students(n ¼26) could answer more items on a multiple choice questionnaire (MCQ) correctly on abnormal psychology than prospective psychology candidates (n ¼77) and final year engineering students (n ¼26). The three groups of students completed MCQs in five different fields of abnormal psychology namely; eating disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders and depression, sexual disorders, and personality and compulsive disorders, respectively. They were also asked to indicate their confidence level in relation to the accuracy of the answers they had given. The results showed that final year psychology students scored higher on levels of accuracy, as well as confidence on all measures compared to the two other groups. On the subject of sexual disorders, engineering students scored higher than prospective psychology students. Implications of the present findings are discussed.

Research GroupApplied Health Psychology group
Language, Learning and Cognition group
LanguageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis
JournalCounselling psychology quarterley
ISSN0951–5070
Publication dates
PrintDec 2003
Publication process dates
Deposited18 Apr 2011
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/09515070310001638128
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