The Power of Language and Labels: "The Mentally Ill" Versus "People With Mental Illnesses"
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Publisher:American Counseling Association
Citation:Granello, D. H., & Gibbs, T. A. (January 01, 2016). The Power of Language and Labels: "The Mentally Ill" Versus "People with Mental Illnesses". Journal of Counseling and Development, 94, 1, 31-40. DOI: 10.1002/jcad.12059
Series/Report no.:2016 Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum. 30th
College students (N = 221), adults (N = 211), and professional counselors and counseling students (N = 269) were given a measure of tolerance. Half of each sample was given a version that used the term "the mentally ill," and half was given a version that used “person with mental illness." Individuals receiving the version with “the mentally ill” had lower levels of tolerance. Professional counselors had the largest differences in tolerance based on language.
Education and Human Ecology: 1st Place (The Ohio State University Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum)
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