Development and initial testing of a measure of public and self-stigma in the military.

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OBJECTIVE This research developed and tested the Military Stigma Scale (MSS), a 26-item scale, designed to measure public and self-stigma, two theorized core components of mental health stigma. METHOD The sample comprised 1,038 active duty soldiers recruited from a large Army installation. Soldiers' mean age was 26.7 (standard deviation = 5.9) years, and… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/jclp.21889

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