Self-esteem as a mediator of the relationship between role functioning and symptoms for individuals with severe mental illness: a prospective analysis of Modified Labeling theory.

@article{Davis2012SelfesteemAA,
  title={Self-esteem as a mediator of the relationship between role functioning and symptoms for individuals with severe mental illness: a prospective analysis of Modified Labeling theory.},
  author={Lisa G Davis and Seth Kurzban and John S. Brekke},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2012},
  volume={137 1-3},
  pages={185-9}
}
BACKGROUND Despite a growing body of evidence supporting the efficacy of psychosocial rehabilitation for individuals with severe mental illness (SMI), a large proportion of these individuals remain unable to maintain basic social roles such as employee, parent, or spouse. This study investigated whether changes in role functioning over time impact symptom severity indirectly through the mechanism of changes in self-esteem as posited by Modified Labeling theory. METHODS The study sample was… CONTINUE READING