Existing Stereotypes and Willingness to exclude people with Alcohol Use Disorder in the Austrian Population
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Persisting stereotypes and willingness to exclude people with alcohol use disorder in the Austrian population compared to schizophrenia and depression.
Stereotypes concerning people suffering from mental illnesses are deeply embedded in social and cultural norms marking affected people as tainted, as being of less value than others and go along with social rejection (Pescolido et al. 2010).
Nevertheless, stigma experiences differ according to mental disorders. Alcohol disorders are some of the most prevalent mental disorders, severely impacting the lives of those affected. In their systematic review (Schomerus et al. 2011) concluded that compared with people suffering from other, substance-unrelated mental disorders, alcohol-dependent persons are held more frequently responsible for their illness, provoke more social rejection, more negative emotions, and are at particular risk for discrimination. Based on a representative survey among the Austrian population carried out in 2018 (n=1010) we therefore pose the following questions:
How does the public perceive people suffering from alcohol dependence, schizophrenia, and depression?
Which differences in ascribed stereotypes can be found between those three mental illnesses and how do they affect the willingness to exclude people affected?