Day's Mental Illness Stigma Scale was developed independently by Emer Day as part of her doctoral dissertation at the University of Kansas. Day collected all of the data for Study 1. Kara Edgren completed Study 2 as part of her senior undergraduate honors thesis at Wagner College. Amy Eshleman served as Edgren's advisor for Study 2 and was supported during writing by the Maureen Robinson Fellowship of Wagner College. The authors thank Lawrence S. Wrightsman, Jr. (for serving as Day's dissertation committee chair) and the members of her committee: Glenn E. Adams, Monica R. Biernat, Christian S. Crandall, and Scott R. Harding. We also thank Jennifer L. Ivie, Todd D. Little, and Anca Miron for their assistance with analyses; and Laurence J. Nolan and Mark Wagner for serving as reviewers on Edgren's thesis. Finally, we thank two anonymous reviewers for providing valuable feedback that helped to substantially strengthen the paper. Portions of this paper were presented at the 58th annual meeting of the Eastern Colleges Science Conference, Riverdale, NY (April 2004); and at the 17th annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Los Angeles, CA (May 2005).
Measuring Stigma Toward Mental Illness: Development and Application of the Mental Illness Stigma Scale1
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Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 37, Issue 10, pages 2191–2219, October 2007
How to Cite
Day, E. N., Edgren, K. and Eshleman, A. (2007), Measuring Stigma Toward Mental Illness: Development and Application of the Mental Illness Stigma Scale. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37: 2191–2219. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2007.00255.x
- Issue online: 2 OCT 2007
- Version of Record online: 2 OCT 2007
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