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- 1Aquilina, Alexandra
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Researchers have noted that the level of contact respondents have with people who have a mental illness and how they attribute responsibility for these conditions contribute to their desire for social distance. Given that the literature suggests that increased contact is associated with reduced...
An experimental investigation of the impact of fat taxes: Price effects, food stigma, and information effects on economic instruments to improve dietary healthDownload
This thesis investigates how a tax and warning label on less healthy snack food products may affect consumer behaviour when the imposition of the tax is a source of consumer information. A survey that included choice experiments was implemented in supermarkets. Participants were asked to choose...
Background: HIV infection is a serious concern in the Canadian Aboriginal population, particularly among youth; however, there is limited attention to this issue in research literature. The purpose of this national study was to explore HIV testing and care decisions of Canadian Aboriginal youth. ...
Is Teacher Stigma Associated with the Delivery of Instructional Supports to Students with Disabilities?Download
The present study is exploratory and was conducted to investigate teachers’ beliefs about the academic potential of students with disabilities (SWD) based on their attributions and potentially stigmatizing views. In addition, the association between these attributions and teachers’ reported...
People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) in South Africa experience a stigmatised HIV status which threatens to supplant their prior identities. This compounds the marginalization on multiple social levels experienced by those most vulnerable to infection as they cope with associations of death and...
The stigma associated with a mental illness can be an impediment to recovery and has been described as more long lasting and disabling than the illness itself (Schulze & Angermeyer, 2003). Thus reducing stigma is an important cornerstone in any mental health strategy. This study examined the...
Social Inclusion/Exclusion: Parents and Grandparents Participating in Community Development in Rural AlbertaDownload
Social inclusion/exclusion (SI/SE) has been described as a social determinant of health and an urgent matter of social (in)justice. SI/SE involves dynamic relational processes and structures that enable or constrain participation in community life. Many low-income families report barriers to...
The threat of Tuberculosis(TB) cannot be considered in isolation from the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This study assessed knowledge and stigma surrounding TB and HIV co-infection in Kabarole district, Uganda. This cross-sectional mixed methods study used a multi stage survey design (n=360) and focus...
Drawing from philosophical, clinical, sociological, and activist literatures, my work critically analyses the deployment of biomedical models of mental disorder as a means of targeting stigma. I argue that “the stigma of mental illness,” when conceptualized within a biomedical framework,...