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Titre du document / Document title

Is being sick really better ? Effect of the disease view of mental disorder on stigma

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

MEHTA S. (1) ; FARINA A. (2) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Auburn University at Montgomery, ETATS-UNIS
(2) University of Connecticut, ETATS-UNIS

Résumé / Abstract

This study examined the widely held belief that a disease view of mental disorder reduces stigma. Behavioral and self-report measures were used to assess 55 male students' treatment and attitudes toward another, whom they believed either to be a typical student or to have a history of mental disorder. The mental difficulties were characterized in either disease or psychosocial terms. The results indicate that the way in which mental disorder is represented does have an effect on behavior and on some aspects of evaluation. In general, the disease view did not improve attitudes, except in terms of blame. It did, however, tend to provoke harsher behavior. In contrast, the psychosocial view induced treatment no different from that toward normal others. The results provide little support for the claim that regarding the mentally disordered as sick or diseased will promote greater acceptance and more favorable treatment.

Revue / Journal Title

Journal of social and clinical psychology    ISSN  0736-7236   CODEN JSCPFF 

Source / Source

1997, vol. 16, no4, pp. 405-419 (2 p.1/4)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Guilford, New York, NY, ETATS-UNIS  (1983) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Mental disorder

;

Social perception

;

Attitude

;

Social rejection

;

Social isolation

;

Stigma

;

Human

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Trouble psychiatrique

;

Perception sociale

;

Attitude

;

Rejet social

;

Isolement social

;

Stigmate

;

Homme

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Trastorno psiquiátrico

;

Percepción social

;

Actitud

;

Rechazo social

;

Aislamiento social

;

Estigma

;

Hombre

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20350, 35400007738751.0040

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 2110702



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