Journal article

Predictors of depression stigma

Kathleen M Griffiths, Helen Christensen, Anthony F Jorm

BMC PSYCHIATRY | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: To investigate and compare the predictors of personal and perceived stigma associated with depression. METHOD: Three samples were surveyed to investigate the predictors: a national sample of 1,001 Australian adults; a local community sample of 5,572 residents of the Australian Capital Territory and Queanbeyan aged 18 to 50 years; and a psychologically distressed subset (n = 487) of the latter sample. Personal and Perceived Stigma were measured using the two subscales of the Depression Stigma Scale. Potential predictors included demographic variables (age, gender, education, country of birth, remoteness of residence), psychological distress, awareness of Australia's national depre..

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