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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/558816
Title:
Public stigma towards mental illness in the Greek culture
Authors:
Tzouvara, V.; Papadopoulos, Chris
Abstract:
Mental illness stigma negatively affects the lives of individuals with mental health disorders. Studies have indicated that the type and degree of stigma significantly varies across cultures. This study aimed to add to this body of knowledge by examining the prevalence and the type of mental illness stigma among individuals who identified themselves as Greek. It also examined the influence of a range of potential within-culture stigma moderating factors, including levels of previous experience with mental illness and mental illness knowledge. A cross-sectional quantitative design was employed, and 111 participants living in England and Greece were sampled through the snowball sampling technique. Stigma prevalence was measured using the 'Community Attitudes to Mental Illness' questionnaire. The findings revealed that participants showed a high degree of sympathy for people with mental illness but also considered them to be inferior and of a lower social class, and needing strict societal control. Higher stigma was significantly associated with being educated in England (instead of Greece), higher religiosity, lower knowledge levels and lower levels personal experience of mental illness. Targeted antistigma campaigns specifically tailored for the Greek culture are required in order to help reduce stigmatizing attitudes.
Citation:
Tzouvara, V., Papadopoulos, C. (2014) 'Public stigma towards mental illness in the Greek culture' Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 21 (10):931-8 J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs
Journal:
Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing
Issue Date:
Dec-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/558816
DOI:
10.1111/jpm.12146
PubMed ID:
24646410
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jpm.12146/abstract
Language:
en
ISSN:
1365-2850
Appears in Collections:
IHR Institute for Health Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTzouvara, V.en
dc.contributor.authorPapadopoulos, Chrisen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-03T09:15:33Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-03T09:15:33Zen
dc.date.issued2014-12en
dc.identifier.citationTzouvara, V., Papadopoulos, C. (2014) 'Public stigma towards mental illness in the Greek culture' Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 21 (10):931-8 J Psychiatr Ment Health Nursen
dc.identifier.issn1365-2850en
dc.identifier.pmid24646410en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jpm.12146en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/558816en
dc.description.abstractMental illness stigma negatively affects the lives of individuals with mental health disorders. Studies have indicated that the type and degree of stigma significantly varies across cultures. This study aimed to add to this body of knowledge by examining the prevalence and the type of mental illness stigma among individuals who identified themselves as Greek. It also examined the influence of a range of potential within-culture stigma moderating factors, including levels of previous experience with mental illness and mental illness knowledge. A cross-sectional quantitative design was employed, and 111 participants living in England and Greece were sampled through the snowball sampling technique. Stigma prevalence was measured using the 'Community Attitudes to Mental Illness' questionnaire. The findings revealed that participants showed a high degree of sympathy for people with mental illness but also considered them to be inferior and of a lower social class, and needing strict societal control. Higher stigma was significantly associated with being educated in England (instead of Greece), higher religiosity, lower knowledge levels and lower levels personal experience of mental illness. Targeted antistigma campaigns specifically tailored for the Greek culture are required in order to help reduce stigmatizing attitudes.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jpm.12146/abstracten
dc.subjectattitudesen
dc.subjectcultureen
dc.subjectGreeken
dc.subjectmental illnessen
dc.subjectGreeceen
dc.titlePublic stigma towards mental illness in the Greek cultureen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of psychiatric and mental health nursingen
cr.approval.ethicalstigmaen

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