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“The Stigma of Mental Illness as a Barrier to Self Labeling as Having a Mental Illness” published in J Nerv Ment Dis 205:903–909: Erratum

The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease: August 2020 - Volume 208 - Issue 8 - p 636
doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000001182
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Reviewing the raw data of our Brief Implicit Association Test (BIAT), we noticed that we misinterpreted the polarity of the resulting D scores. The correct interpretation of the reversed D score as used in our paper is: positive values represent a stronger implicit association between “mental illness” and “normal,” whereas negative D scores represent a stronger association between “mental illness” and “different.”

This has implications for the interpretation of our results regarding implicit stigma: Stronger implicit stigma was significantly associated with more self-identification as having a mental illness in both pairwise correlation and regression analysis (controlling for potential confounders), which is a finding contrary to our initial hypothesis. The reported results regarding explicit stigma measures are not affected by this.

REFERENCE

Stolzenburg S, Freitag S, Evans-Lacko S, Muehlan H, Schmidt S, Schomerus G (2017) The Stigma of Mental Illness as a Barrier to Self Labeling as Having a Mental Illness. J Nerv Ment Dis. 205:903–909.
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