Perceptions of deviant stereotypes by alcoholism, mental health, and school personnel in New Zealand and the United States.

@article{Rivers1986PerceptionsOD,
  title={Perceptions of deviant stereotypes by alcoholism, mental health, and school personnel in New Zealand and the United States.},
  author={P. Clayton Rivers and B. P. V. Sarata and Mark Stephen George Anagnostopulos},
  journal={The International journal of the addictions},
  year={1986},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={
          123-9
        }
}
The present study examines the ideologies regarding deviance held by alcoholism workers (AW), mental health service providers (MH), and school personnel (SP) in the United States (U.S.) and New Zealand (N.Z.). The two countries subscribe to different sociopolitical systems. The U.S. can be viewed as an individualistic/capitalistic society; N.Z. can be characterized as a social welfare state. It was anticipated that sociopolitical differences would result in differing ideologies regarding… CONTINUE READING