The Effect of Stigma towards Family Functioning in People Living with HIV/AIDS
- 10.2991/uipsur-17.2018.46How to use a DOI?
- HIV/AIDS, family functioning, self-disclosure, stigma
The aim of the study is to examine the effect of stigma towards family functioning on people living with HIV/AIDS in the daily life context. This study especially tries to examine how stigma can affect the effectiveness of family functioning in people living with HIV/AIDS when they deal with the problem caused by the disease. Stigma is defined as awareness of the potential for social disqualification, rejection, opportunity limitation, and negative view that person will receive when the others know about their illness. Meanwhile, family functioning is defined as ways which family members communicate and work together, which will affect the mental and physical health of family members. This study was quantitative study and use paper and pencil method for the questionnaire. The instruments used were Berger HIV Stigma Scale for stigma measurement and Family Assessment Device for family functioning measurement. Both measurements have been tested for its reliability and validity and were proven to be reliable and valid. The questionnaire was given directly to the participants and it takes 40 minutes to answer all the questions. The total number of participants in this study was 62 people living with HIV/AIDS. The result showed that stigma was associated with the decrease of family functioning among people living with HIV/AIDS (β = -0.36, p < 0.05). This indicated that when the value of stigma increases the value of the family function will decrease.
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TY - CONF AU - Wanda Arista Dana Paramitha AU - Lifina Dewi Pohan PY - 2018/07 DA - 2018/07 TI - The Effect of Stigma towards Family Functioning in People Living with HIV/AIDS BT - Proceedings of the Universitas Indonesia International Psychology Symposium for Undergraduate Research (UIPSUR 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 312 EP - 316 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/uipsur-17.2018.46 DO - 10.2991/uipsur-17.2018.46 ID - Paramitha2018/07 ER -