Predictors of Personal Recovery of People with Severe Mental Illness in a Chinese Society: a Cross-Sectional Study with a Random Sample

Daniel YOUNG*, Daphne Cheng, Petrus Y N NG

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Abstract

This research study aims to identify the psychosocial factors predicting the personal recovery of people with severe mental illness in a Chinese society. A cross-sectional research design was adopted that involved a random sample of 266 community-dwelling people with severe mental illness in Hong Kong. These individuals were assessed in terms of their personal recovery, self-esteem, and self-stigma by using standardized assessment scales. While personal recovery is related to and/or predicted by various psychosocial factors, the results of hierarchical multiple linear regression analyses showed that self-stigma subscales were significant predictors of personal recovery, while self-worth was the strongest predictor of personal recovery. Thus, it is important to enhance the sense of self-worth and reduce self-stigma of people with severe mental illness to facilitate their personal recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1168-1179
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2020

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

User-Defined Keywords

  • Mental illness
  • Personal recovery
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-stigma

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