publication . Article . Other literature type . 2004

Linking stigma to psychological distress: testing a social–cognitive model of the experience of people with intellectual disabilities

Dagnan, Dave; Waring, Martina;
  • Published: 01 Jul 2004 Journal: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, volume 11, pages 247-254 (issn: 1063-3995, eissn: 1099-0879, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
In this study we explore the link between the social experience of people with intellectual disabilities and core cognitive process that have previously been shown to be related to a range of psychological disorders. Thirty-nine people with intellectual disabilities completed self-report scales measuring the perception of stigma, core negative evaluations and social comparison. Correlation analysis suggests that core negative evaluative beliefs about the self are positively associated with the experience of feeling different: a process that could be described as internalizing the experienced stigma. Relationships were also found between negative self-evaluations...
free text keywords: Distress, Cognition, Social comparison theory, Clinical psychology, Intellectual disability, medicine.disease, medicine, Psychology, Feeling, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Developmental psychology, Psychotherapist, Social cognitive theory, Stigma (botany), Social psychology, Psychological intervention
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