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Intergroup contact and prejudice against people with schizophrenia.
J Soc Psychol. 2014 May-Jun; 154(3):217-32.JS

Abstract

There is a growing awareness that responses to mental health disorders differ according to the label. Still, research on contact and prejudice against people with mental health disorders has generally focused on the broader label, "mental illness," as though various disorders were interchangeable. The present research specifically investigated the relationship between intergroup contact and avoidance of people with schizophrenia--a particularly stigmatized and challenging group--as well as mediators of that relationship. In Study 1, 78 students completed measures of their prior contact with and prejudice against people with schizophrenia. Prior contact predicted less desired avoidance of people with schizophrenia, and this relationship was mediated by more favorable attitudes. Study 2 (N = 122) replicated the results of Study 1, and also found that less fear and less intergroup anxiety mediated the relationship between contact and avoidance. This suggests that contact may effectively reduce prejudice, even against this highly stigmatized group.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24873025

Citation

West, Keon, et al. "Intergroup Contact and Prejudice Against People With Schizophrenia." The Journal of Social Psychology, vol. 154, no. 3, 2014, pp. 217-32.
West K, Hewstone M, Lolliot S. Intergroup contact and prejudice against people with schizophrenia. J Soc Psychol. 2014;154(3):217-32.
West, K., Hewstone, M., & Lolliot, S. (2014). Intergroup contact and prejudice against people with schizophrenia. The Journal of Social Psychology, 154(3), 217-32.
West K, Hewstone M, Lolliot S. Intergroup Contact and Prejudice Against People With Schizophrenia. J Soc Psychol. 2014 May-Jun;154(3):217-32. PubMed PMID: 24873025.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Intergroup contact and prejudice against people with schizophrenia. AU - West,Keon, AU - Hewstone,Miles, AU - Lolliot,Simon, PY - 2014/5/31/entrez PY - 2014/5/31/pubmed PY - 2014/6/27/medline SP - 217 EP - 32 JF - The Journal of social psychology JO - J Soc Psychol VL - 154 IS - 3 N2 - There is a growing awareness that responses to mental health disorders differ according to the label. Still, research on contact and prejudice against people with mental health disorders has generally focused on the broader label, "mental illness," as though various disorders were interchangeable. The present research specifically investigated the relationship between intergroup contact and avoidance of people with schizophrenia--a particularly stigmatized and challenging group--as well as mediators of that relationship. In Study 1, 78 students completed measures of their prior contact with and prejudice against people with schizophrenia. Prior contact predicted less desired avoidance of people with schizophrenia, and this relationship was mediated by more favorable attitudes. Study 2 (N = 122) replicated the results of Study 1, and also found that less fear and less intergroup anxiety mediated the relationship between contact and avoidance. This suggests that contact may effectively reduce prejudice, even against this highly stigmatized group. SN - 0022-4545 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24873025/Intergroup_contact_and_prejudice_against_people_with_schizophrenia_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00224545.2014.888327 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -