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Salinger, Rachel – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Stigmatization of students with disabilities is related to a variety of adverse long-term effects and many teachers experience challenges implementing empirically-based practices to address this stigma. The purpose of this study was to explore the factors that predict teachers' efforts to address stigma in the classroom and barriers to…
Descriptors: Teacher Background, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Labeling (of Persons), Teacher Attitudes
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Mason, Sally; Berger, Barbara; Ferrans, Carol Estwing; Sultzman, Vickey; Fendrich, Michael – Research on Social Work Practice, 2010
Objectives: African American urban adolescents are one of the fastest growing groups of children affected by their mother's HIV status. These children experience HIV stigma by association with their HIV-positive mothers. Stigma may contribute to adverse outcomes for these teens. Methods: The authors describe a multistage process of scale…
Descriptors: Mothers, Testing, Adolescents, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Gillespie-Lynch, Kristen; Daou, Nidal; Obeid, Rita; Reardon, Siobhan; Khan, Spogmay; Goldknopf, Emily J. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
Little remains known about the degree to which autistic university students are stigmatized relative to students with other diagnoses. We conducted an online survey with students in New York City (n = 633) and Beirut (n = 274). Students with diagnoses that were perceived as dangerous (e.g., psychopathy) were more stigmatized than students with…
Descriptors: College Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Social Bias
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Strassle, Carla G. – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Psychology courses present unique opportunities to reduce mental illness stigma. The literature highlights contact with people diagnosed with disorders as the best stigma reduction technique. Simple stigma education, however, is also promising and can be accomplished as part of course content coverage. Abnormal psychology students participated in…
Descriptors: Psychology, Social Bias, Mental Disorders, Consciousness Raising
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Hutchison, Sarah M.; Müller, Ulrich – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2018
"Weight-related attitudes" refer to negative attitudes toward individuals because they are overweight or obese. These attitudes are widespread among children and adults and have been proven to be recalcitrant to intervention. To develop more effective interventions, it is necessary to understand the origin and development of explicit and…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Negative Attitudes, Self Concept, Obesity
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Shechtman, Zipora; Vogel, David L.; Strass, Haley A.; Heath, Patrick J. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Stigma associated with seeking help has been found to be a key help-seeking barrier, however its role is less clear for: (a) adolescents, (b) groups outside the United States and (c) different types of therapy. This study addresses these omissions by examining the relationships between perceptions of public stigma of mental illness and the…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Adolescents, Negative Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes
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Schroeder, Shawnda; Tan, Chih Ming; Urlacher, Brian; Heitkamp, Thomasine – Health Education & Behavior, 2021
Empirical evidence describes the negative outcomes people with mental health disorders experience due to societal stigma. The aim of this study was to examine the role of gender and rural-urban living in perceptions about mental illness. Participants completed the Day's Mental Illness Stigma Scale, a nationally validated instrument for measuring…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Urban Areas, Rural Urban Differences, Social Bias
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Rudick, C. Kyle; Dannels, Deanna P. – Communication Education, 2018
The issues surrounding mental health stigma in higher education are complex and multipronged; perfectly classifying the topic as a "wicked problem" Approximately 55% of students stated they have been diagnosed or treated by a professional for some form of mental illness while in college (American College Health Association, 2017a). The…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Social Bias, Anxiety Disorders, Higher Education
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Costa, Cristina; Taylor, Yvette; Goodfellow, Claire; Ecochard, Sidonie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
While investigation on family estrangement is growing within academic circles, research regarding the interconnection between experiences of estrangement and higher education (HE) is still limited. Sociological understandings of these issues are even scarcer, with policy interventions and practical guidance forming early interventions in HE. Set…
Descriptors: College Students, Alienation, Family Relationship, Self Concept
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Chao, Li-Wei; Gow, Jeff; Akintola, Goke; Pauly, Mark – Journal of School Health, 2010
Background: One hundred and twenty educators from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, underwent HIV/AIDS training. The educators were surveyed about their attitudes toward people with HIV. Methods: The educators completed self-administered survey questionnaires both before and after 2 interventions. Measures included demographic characteristics,…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Intervention, Self Efficacy, Testing
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Hooyer, Katinka; Ruffalo, Leslie; Franco, Zeno – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
Military veterans are stereotyped in the media as either broken human beings or invincible heroes, often creating implicit bias and affecting medical providers' ability to establish trusting relationships. Interactive learning methods can challenge stigma and create empathic connections with veterans in a manner that conveys sensitivity.…
Descriptors: Veterans, Learner Engagement, Social Bias, Negative Attitudes
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Petsch, Priscilla; Rochlen, Aaron B. – Journal of School Counseling, 2009
The recent increase in prison populations has given rise to an unprecedented number of children in the school system with incarcerated parents. To cope with stressors before, during, or after parents' incarceration, children can exhibit a range of problematic and maladaptive behaviors. This article explores the negative behaviors these children…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Parent Child Relationship, School Counselors, Community Resources
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Oti-Boadi, M.; Dankyi, E.; Kwakye-Nuako, C. O. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
This study explored stigma experiences of mothers of children with ASD and forgiveness as their coping response. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 6 mothers of children with ASD. Results of this study found several noteworthy themes including, feelings of mother, family/societal reactions, forgiveness factors, and impact of…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Social Bias, Mothers, Children
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Hoter, Elaine; Shonfeld, Miri; Asmaa, N. Ganayem – Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
To many people, "Israel" is perceived as a "high-tech" nation, but in the same breath, as a "nation in conflict." So why not apply Israel's technological advantage to battle the multicultural conflict within? In this article, we will review the multicultural segregation in Israel, the traditional attempts to bring…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Technology, Multicultural Education, Racial Segregation
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Papadopoulos, Chris; Lodder, Annemarie; Constantinou, Georgina; Randhawa, Gurch – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Families play a crucial role in determining the mental health of the autistic individual(s) they are caring for. However, the stigma associated with autism can impair caregiver health. To investigate this, empirical evidence pertaining to stigma's impact on informal caregivers' mental health was systematically reviewed. All twelve included studies…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Mental Health
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