Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Stigma, Perception of Control, and Mental versus Physical Illness
by Young, Stephanie, M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2016, 37; 10127218
Abstract (Summary)

This study aimed to explore the relationships between stigma and perception of control in individuals diagnosed with a mental illness versus a physical illness. Previous research has shown that mental illness is more stigmatized and viewed as more under the control of the patient than physical illness. Little to no research has examined the relationship between stigma and perceived control. The present study produced mixed results that were somewhat consistent with previous findings.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pawlow, Laura
Commitee: Ro, Eunyoe, Segrist, Dan
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 55/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Psychology, Clinical psychology
Keywords: Illness, Mental, Stigma
Publication Number: 10127218
ISBN: 9781339852553
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