Mindfulness, self-stigma and social functioning in first episode psychosis: a brief report

Mersh, L., Jones, F. W. and Oliver, J. (2015) Mindfulness, self-stigma and social functioning in first episode psychosis: a brief report. Psychosis. ISSN 1752-2439.

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Abstract

This study aimed to test the hypothesis that people with first-episode psychosis who are more mindful will have lower self-stigma, and hence better social functioning. Thirty-four participants experiencing first-episode psychosis completed self-report questionnaires, in a cross-sectional design. Consistent with the hypothesis, higher levels of mindfulness predicted lower self-stigma and better social functioning, and self-stigma statistically mediated the mindfulness → social functioning relationship. However, contrary to expectations, when symptom severity was included as a covariate, evidence of mediation was lost. Limitations and implications of these findings are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self-stigma; mindfulness; social functioning; mediation
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0435 Psychiatry > RC0467 Clinical psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology > Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Dr Fergal W. Jones
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 09:01
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2016 15:38
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/13345

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