Self-stigma of mental illness scale--short form: reliability and validity.

@article{Corrigan2012SelfstigmaOM,
  title={Self-stigma of mental illness scale--short form: reliability and validity.},
  author={Patrick William Corrigan and Patrick J. Michaels and Eduardo Vega and Michael Gause and Amy C. Watson and Nicolas R{\"u}sch},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2012},
  volume={199 1},
  pages={65-9}
}
The internalization of public stigma by persons with serious mental illnesses may lead to self-stigma, which harms self-esteem, self-efficacy, and empowerment. Previous research has evaluated a hierarchical model that distinguishes among stereotype awareness, agreement, application to self, and harm to self with the 40-item Self-Stigma of Mental Illness Scale (SSMIS). This study addressed SSMIS critiques (too long, contains offensive items that discourages test completion) by strategically… CONTINUE READING
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