Qual Life Res (2017) 26:2471–2478 DOI 10.1007/s11136-017-1596-3 The relationship between internalized stigma and quality of life among people with mental illness: are self-esteem and sense of coherence sequential mediators? 1 2 1 1 • • • • Piotr Switaj Paweł Grygiel Anna Chrostek Izabela Nowak 1 1 Jacek Wcio ´ rka Marta Anczewska Accepted: 14 May 2017 / Published online: 22 May 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract Introduction Purpose To elucidate the mechanism through which internalized stigma reduces the quality of life (QoL) of People with mental illness are frequent targets of public people with mental illness by exploring the mediating roles stigma, i.e., negative stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimi- of self-esteem and sense of coherence (SOC). nation . Many individuals turn these stigmatizing soci- Methods A cross-sectional analysis of 229 patients diag- etal attitudes against themselves, which may result in nosed with schizophrenia or affective disorders was internalized stigma (also referred to as self-stigma). Inter- undertaken to test a sequential mediation model assuming nalized stigma can be deﬁned as ‘‘a subjective process, that more severe internalized stigma is related to lower embedded within a socio-cultural context, which may be self-esteem, which is
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