Stigma and utilization of mental health services

dc.contributor.advisor Danny R. Hoyt Valde, Jill
dc.contributor.department Sociology 2018-08-23T14:10:16.000 2020-06-30T07:13:22Z 2020-06-30T07:13:22Z Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 1996 1996
dc.description.abstract <p>This study examines what kinds of background variables predict stigma and what impact stigma has on the utilization of formal mental health services. Prior research indicates that gender, age cohort, rural versus urban residency, and socioeconomic status have differing effects on utilization. A model of health behavior was tested using data from a panel study of 1,487 adults in the state of Iowa. The results indicate that stigma reflects the use of formal mental health services and that the impact is different for men and women. For women, stigma has a direct effect on utilization of formal mental health services and for men stigma has an indirect or moderating effect on symptoms of mental illness and utilization of formal mental health services. Rural residency also was predictive of stigma for men but not for women.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Clinical Psychology
dc.subject.disciplines Family, Life Course, and Society
dc.subject.disciplines Mental and Social Health
dc.subject.disciplines Psychiatric and Mental Health
dc.subject.disciplines Psychiatry and Psychology
dc.subject.disciplines Social Work
dc.subject.keywords Sociology
dc.title Stigma and utilization of mental health services
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dc.type.genre dissertation
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