Impact of familiarity and gender differences on the stigmatisation of children with mental illness, and their parents

Cheong, Sau Kuan * (2009) Impact of familiarity and gender differences on the stigmatisation of children with mental illness, and their parents. Sunway Academic Journal, 6. pp. 63-74.

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of familiarity and gender differences on the stigmatisation of children with mental illness, and their parents. A total of 234 participants took part in a study to ascertain stigmatisation of children with mental illness, and parents who have a child with mental illness. This study measured the attitudes of participants who have different levels of familiarity with the mentally-ill people and compared the attitudes of these people based on gender. All participants completed self-reported questionnaires about their attitudes towards stigmatisation and their levels of familiarity with people with mental illness. The results indicated that participants with a lower level of familiarity tended to have a higher level of segregation from children with mental illness. Females have a higher level of sympathy for parents who have a child with mental illness.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: family stigma, stigma attribution, children mental illness, family stigma; stigma attribution; chilren; mental illness; stigmatisation; attitudes
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Sunway University > School of Science and Technology > Dept. Psychology
Depositing User: Administrator Admin
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2012 09:15
Last Modified: 08 May 2013 09:03
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/63

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