'Individualism-collectivism' as an explanatory device for mental illness stigma

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/237570
Title:
'Individualism-collectivism' as an explanatory device for mental illness stigma
Authors:
Papadopoulos, Chris; Foster, John; Caldwell, Kay
Abstract:
The aim of this study is to investigate whether the cross-cultural value paradigm 'individualism-collectivism' is a useful explanatory model for mental illness stigma on a cultural level. Using the snowball sampling method, a quantitative questionnaire survey of 305 individuals from four UK-based cultural groups (white-English, American, Greek/Greek Cypriot, and Chinese) was carried out. The validated questionnaires 'Community Attitudes to Mental Illness scale' and the 'vertical-horizontal individualism-collectivism scale' were used. The results revealed that the more stigmatising a culture's mental illness attitudes are, the more likely collectivism effectively explains these attitudes. In contrast, the more positive a culture's mental illness attitudes, the more likely individualism effectively explains attitudes. It is concluded that a consideration of the individualism-collectivism paradigm should be included in any future research aiming to provide a holistic understanding of the causes of mental illness stigma, especially when the cultures stigmatization levels are particularly high or low.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Papadopoulos, C., Foster, J. and Caldwell, K. (2012) 'Individualism-Collectivism' as an Explanatory Device for Mental Illness Stigma', Community Mental Health Journal [epub ahead of print].
Journal:
Community mental health journal
Issue Date:
27-Jul-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/237570
DOI:
10.1007/s10597-012-9534-x
PubMed ID:
22837106
Additional Links:
http://www.springerlink.com/content/lh3533517r817814/
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1573-2789
Appears in Collections:
IHR Institute for Health Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPapadopoulos, Chrisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFoster, Johnen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCaldwell, Kayen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-07T15:14:04Zen
dc.date.available2012-08-07T15:14:04Zen
dc.date.issued2012-07-27en
dc.identifier.citationPapadopoulos, C., Foster, J. and Caldwell, K. (2012) 'Individualism-Collectivism' as an Explanatory Device for Mental Illness Stigma', Community Mental Health Journal [epub ahead of print].en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1573-2789en
dc.identifier.pmid22837106en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10597-012-9534-xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/237570en
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study is to investigate whether the cross-cultural value paradigm 'individualism-collectivism' is a useful explanatory model for mental illness stigma on a cultural level. Using the snowball sampling method, a quantitative questionnaire survey of 305 individuals from four UK-based cultural groups (white-English, American, Greek/Greek Cypriot, and Chinese) was carried out. The validated questionnaires 'Community Attitudes to Mental Illness scale' and the 'vertical-horizontal individualism-collectivism scale' were used. The results revealed that the more stigmatising a culture's mental illness attitudes are, the more likely collectivism effectively explains these attitudes. In contrast, the more positive a culture's mental illness attitudes, the more likely individualism effectively explains attitudes. It is concluded that a consideration of the individualism-collectivism paradigm should be included in any future research aiming to provide a holistic understanding of the causes of mental illness stigma, especially when the cultures stigmatization levels are particularly high or low.en_GB
dc.languageENGen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.springerlink.com/content/lh3533517r817814/en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Community mental health journalen_GB
dc.subjectstigmaen_GB
dc.subjectmental illnessen_GB
dc.subjectattitudesen_GB
dc.subjectindividualismen_GB
dc.subjectcollectivismen_GB
dc.subjectcultureen_GB
dc.title'Individualism-collectivism' as an explanatory device for mental illness stigmaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen_GB
dc.identifier.journalCommunity mental health journalen_GB

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