Relationship between stigma, gender, personality, stress, self-efficacy and quality of life

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Bampi, Paloma
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BA (Hons) in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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An exploratory study looking into the relationships between stigma in mental health - related either to self-stigmatization and perceived stigmatization by others when seeking for psychological help - and gender role, personality type, perceived stress, self-efficacy and quality of life. Participants were approached through social network and psychometric questionnaires were applied online. A number of statistical tests were employed to measure for significant differences and relationships between variables. Results reported significant differences between males and females levels of self-stigmatization, significant relationship between self-stigmatization and Agreeableness, and also significant relationship among perceived stigmatization and self-efficacy. Author keywords: mental disorder, stigma, stigmatization, gender, personality, stress, self-efficacy, quality of life