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Ungdomars attityder till psykisk sjukdom

Sjöstrand, Emma (2011)
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
The aim of the study was to investigate young people’s attitudes towards people with mental illness. A questionnaire “Stereotypes and facts about mental illness-what do you think about it? School survey” especially developed for adolescents were used. Seventy-three pupils at a high school with health profile at the age of 15-19 participated. The selection consisted to a larger proportion of female students and students with Swedish ethnic background. Pupils who knew someone with a mental illness had to a less extent stereotypes about people with mental illness and rated less social distance. There was a correlation between perceived stigma and social distance and between social distance and stereotypes about people with mental illness.
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Sjöstrand, Emma
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
stereotypes, stigma, social distance, mental illness, adolescents
language
English
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2531411
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  abstract     = {The aim of the study was to investigate young people’s attitudes towards people with mental illness. A questionnaire “Stereotypes and facts about mental illness-what do you think about it? School survey” especially developed for adolescents were used. Seventy-three pupils at a high school with health profile at the age of 15-19  participated. The selection consisted to a larger proportion of female students and students with Swedish ethnic background. Pupils who knew someone with a mental illness had to a less extent stereotypes about people with mental illness and rated less social distance. There was a correlation between perceived stigma and social distance and between social distance and stereotypes about people with mental illness.},
  author       = {Sjöstrand, Emma},
  keyword      = {stereotypes, stigma, social distance, mental illness, adolescents},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ungdomars attityder till psykisk sjukdom},
  year         = {2011},
}