Effects of Socioeconomic Status on Mental Health


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Researchers have found that as socioeconomic status decreases, the prevalence of mental illness increases. This is an example of what type of correlation?

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1. Which of the following best explains the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and the treatment of mental illness?

2. Which of the following is an example of a social determinant of health?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of the effects of socioeconomic status on mental health. In order to pass the quiz, you need to know about the relationship of SES and the treatment of mental illness, and understand examples of social determinants of health.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will be tested over:

  • Types of correlation
  • An example of a social determinant of health
  • The findings from researches about lower SES and specific types of mood disorders

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about a type of correlation and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about mental illness in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on mental illness and SES
  • Knowledge application - use knowledge gained from the lesson to answer a question regarding the relationship between stress, SES, and mental illness

Additional Learning

The lesson called Effects of Socioeconomic Status on Mental Health can help you learn more about these mental health topics. Some objectives you can cover include:

  • Determine what SES is
  • Review the different types of correlations
  • See how SES relates to mental illnesses