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Doživljena i anticipirana diskriminacija kod osoba sa dijagnozom shizofrenije
Experienced and Anticipated Discrimination Against People With Schizophrenia

Author(s): Ivona Milačić-Vidojević, Dragana Đurić-Jočić, Oliver Tošković
Subject(s): Experimental Pschology, Clinical psychology, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Društvo psihologa Srbije
Keywords: stigmatization; discrimination; schizophrenia; INDIGO project;

Summary/Abstract: Aim of this research was to describe the nature, direction and severity of anticipated and experienced discrimination reported by people with schizophrenia. We applied interview to 50 patients with diagnosis of schizophrenia in two psychiatric hospitals in Belgrade. Discrimination was measured with discrimination and stigma scale (DISC) which produce 3 subscores, positive experienced discrimination, negative experienced discrimination and anticipated discrimination. The same scale was used in cross-cultural research in 27 European countries. Results have shown that participants from Serbia do not recognize discrimination in all areas of life equally. The discrimination recognized is more frequently negative than positive and is associated with existentially important realms of life. Due to anticipated discrimination participants in our study prevent themselves from looking for a close relationship. Anticipated discrimination could not be predicted on the grounds of experienced, positive or negative discrimination.

  • Issue Year: 44/2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 117-130
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Serbian