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Public attitudes toward people with mental illness in New Zealand, 1995-1996

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by N Kazantzis, A Wakefield, Frank DeaneFrank Deane, Kevin RonanKevin Ronan, M Johnson
Archival data from a cross-sectional survey of two cohorts of community residing New Zealand adults (n = 157; n = 141) was analysed to examine social attitudes towards people with mental illness in a historical period associated with the establishment of a community mental health facility. Participants completed the Opinions about Mental Illness (OMI; Cohen & Struening, 1959), and the Comfort in Interaction Scale (CI, Beckwith & Mathews, 1994); the latter a measure of level of prior contact with people with mental illness. Across cohorts, the OMI Mental Hygiene subscale andthe CI scale had significant variability. Older participants endorsed more Authoritarian, Social Restrictiveness and Interpersonal Ideology attitudes in their perception of people with mental illness than younger participants. Data supported the hypothesis that attitudes towards people with mental illness were influenced by social attitudes, and by opportunities to interact with people with mental illness in work settings.

History

Volume

15

Issue

2

Start Page

74

End Page

91

Number of Pages

18

ISSN

1323-8922

Location

Australia

Publisher

Australian Academic Press Pty. Ltd.

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR); La Trobe University; Massey University; TBA Research Institute; University of Auckland; University of Wollongong;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Australian journal of rehabilitation counselling.

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