Specificity of discrimination: Does it matter from whence it comes?

von Hippel, Courtney and Brener, Loren (2012) Specificity of discrimination: Does it matter from whence it comes?. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42 4: 1029-1042. doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00851.x


Author von Hippel, Courtney
Brener, Loren
Title Specificity of discrimination: Does it matter from whence it comes?
Journal name Journal of Applied Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-9029
1559-1816
Publication date 2012-04
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00851.x
Volume 42
Issue 4
Start page 1029
End page 1042
Total pages 14
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract The negative effects of discrimination on those who are stigmatized are well documented. What is less clear, however, is whether the source of the discrimination has differential outcomes on the person being discriminated against. Survey results from 685 injecting drug users (IDUs) revealed that IDUs who experienced discrimination from healthcare workers had poorer physical health, whereas physical health was unrelated to experiences of discrimination by those outside the healthcare system (family, friends, and partners). In contrast, IDUs' mental health status was less sensitive to the source of discrimination. Discrimination by healthcare workers and by others outside the healthcare industry were both related to IDUs' mental health. Implications and limitations of this research are discussed.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 28 NOV 2011

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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