- 昭和女子大学生活心理研究所紀要 = Annual bulletin of Institute of Psychological Studies, Showa Women's University (ISSN:18800548)
- vol.12, pp.87-97, 2010-03-31
The purposes of this study were to examine:(1) how knowledge and experience about mental disorderprescribe social attitude to person with mental disorder by quantitative analysis; (2) what factors are besides that knowledge and experience which prescribe that social attitude, and whether there is a possibility how that social attitude changes by qualitative analysis. 313 subjects(107 males,206 females, average age 22.7 years) completed a questionnaire. Analyses showed that so rich in knowledge and experience about mental disorder, social distance was close to person with mental disorder, the image was positive.After semi-structured interviews to 5 people(three men,two women,average age 24.0 years) was performed, it was revealed that it is different in social attitudes depending on the difference in the positions to personwith mental disorder. In other words, when the occasion concerned as the social member was near the socialdistance,and the degree concerned with its family was high, the social distance became far. The image had both negative and positive.