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dc.contributor.authorCollins, J
dc.contributor.authorWard, BM
dc.contributor.authorSnow, P
dc.contributor.authorKippen, S
dc.contributor.authorJudd, F
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-05T00:54:00Z
dc.date.available2021-02-05T00:54:00Z
dc.date.issued2017-04-01
dc.identifierpii: 1049732315625195
dc.identifier.citationCollins, J., Ward, B. M., Snow, P., Kippen, S. & Judd, F. (2017). Compositional, Contextual, and Collective Community Factors in Mental Health and Well-Being in Australian Rural Communities. QUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH, 27 (5), pp.677-687. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732315625195.
dc.identifier.issn1049-7323
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/260198
dc.description.abstractThere are disproportionately higher and inconsistently distributed rates of recorded suicides in rural areas. Patterns of rural suicide are well documented, but they remain poorly understood. Geographic variations in physical and mental health can be understood through the combination of compositional, contextual, and collective factors pertaining to particular places. The aim of this study was to explore the role of "place" contributing to suicide rates in rural communities. Seventeen mental health professionals participated in semi-structured in-depth interviews. Principles of grounded theory were used to guide the analysis. Compositional themes were demographics and perceived mental health issues; contextual themes were physical environment, employment, housing, and mental health services; and collective themes were town identity, community values, social cohesion, perceptions of safety, and attitudes to mental illness. It is proposed that connectedness may be the underlying mechanism by which compositional, contextual, and collective factors influence mental health and well-being in rural communities.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
dc.titleCompositional, Contextual, and Collective Community Factors in Mental Health and Well-Being in Australian Rural Communities
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1049732315625195
melbourne.affiliation.departmentPsychiatry
melbourne.affiliation.facultyMedicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
melbourne.source.titleQualitative Health Research
melbourne.source.volume27
melbourne.source.issue5
melbourne.source.pages677-687
dc.rights.licenseCC BY-NC
melbourne.elementsid1039705
melbourne.contributor.authorJudd, Fiona
dc.identifier.eissn1552-7557
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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