Living with HIV/AIDS: A psychosocial perspective on coping with prejudice and discrimination

Molero, Fernando, Fuster, Maria J., Jetten, Jolanda and Moriano, Juan A. (2011) Living with HIV/AIDS: A psychosocial perspective on coping with prejudice and discrimination. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41 3: 609-626. doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00729.x


Author Molero, Fernando
Fuster, Maria J.
Jetten, Jolanda
Moriano, Juan A.
Title Living with HIV/AIDS: A psychosocial perspective on coping with prejudice and discrimination
Journal name Journal of Applied Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-9029
1559-1816
Publication date 2011-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00729.x
Volume 41
Issue 3
Start page 609
End page 626
Total pages 18
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
We examined 2 strategies used by people with HIV (N = 68) to cope with the effects of prejudice and discrimination: hiding of stigma and in-group identification. In support of the first proposed path, we found that group-based discrimination enhanced hiding of stigma. This reduces the perception of personal discrimination; and this, in turn, is positively related to well-being. We also found evidence for a second, more collective path by which those who are HIV-positive protect their well-being. Perceived group-based discrimination was positively associated with in-group identification, which, in turn, was positively related to collective action intentions and well-being. The discussion focuses  on how well-being can be protected through both individual- and group-level processes.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
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