Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

4-5-2022 11:00 AM

End Date

4-5-2022 3:00 PM

Subjects

Ability, Bipolar 1 Disorder, Leadership Traits, Mental Health, Disclosure

Advisor

Larry Martinez

Student Level

Undergraduate

Abstract

This proposal aims to evaluate the relationship between perceptions of mental health and leadership ability among student leaders in university communities.

Over fifty participants, including faculty and students, from Oregon universities and community colleges are expected to contribute to this study. Participants will answer a survey and be randomly assigned to one of four situations describing a student leader’s disclosure or non-disclosure, both with and without Bipolar 1 Disorder. Bipolar 1 Disorder was chosen for this study based on its intermittence, varying severity, higher associated stigma, and symptomatology that can include externally perceived increased productivity. They will respond to this questionnaire with Likert scales assessing perceived leadership traits, including: ability, dependability, charisma, trustworthiness, and value of contributions to the campus community.

This study hypothesizes that those in leadership positions who disclose their diagnosis of Bipolar 1 Disorder will have lower perceived ratings across these leadership traits. The findings of this study will further assist in the evaluation of ability in student leadership as well as the potential impact of mental health disclosure.

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https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/37490

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May 4th, 11:00 AM May 4th, 3:00 PM

Mental Health in Student Leadership: Perceptions of Ability

This proposal aims to evaluate the relationship between perceptions of mental health and leadership ability among student leaders in university communities.

Over fifty participants, including faculty and students, from Oregon universities and community colleges are expected to contribute to this study. Participants will answer a survey and be randomly assigned to one of four situations describing a student leader’s disclosure or non-disclosure, both with and without Bipolar 1 Disorder. Bipolar 1 Disorder was chosen for this study based on its intermittence, varying severity, higher associated stigma, and symptomatology that can include externally perceived increased productivity. They will respond to this questionnaire with Likert scales assessing perceived leadership traits, including: ability, dependability, charisma, trustworthiness, and value of contributions to the campus community.

This study hypothesizes that those in leadership positions who disclose their diagnosis of Bipolar 1 Disorder will have lower perceived ratings across these leadership traits. The findings of this study will further assist in the evaluation of ability in student leadership as well as the potential impact of mental health disclosure.

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