Stigma on Mental Illness among Nurses


  • Nordianna Seman Center for Nursing Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiTM Selangor, Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Aisyah Fitriah Asmala KPJ Bandar Dato’ Onn, 81000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Nur Mazmira Mohamad Zuki KPJ Ipoh Specialist, 26, Jalan Raja Dihilir, 30350 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
  • Inggriane Puspita Dewi Department of Nursing, Universitas Aisyiyah, Bandung, Indonesia



Knowledge, Mental illness, Nurses, Stigma


A lack of knowledge about mental illness contributes to the pervasive stigma and discrimination that affects the quality of life. This study aims to determine the nurses' knowledge of mental illness and the existence of professional stigma in a teaching hospital in Selangor. The study used a quantitative cross-sectional design, with nurses selected using simple random sampling (n = 178) and utilizing the Attribution Questionnaire (AQ-27) and the Mental Health Knowledge Schedule (MAKS) (α = 0.76 & 0.62). Nurses’ knowledge is high (M=44.57±4.61) and that professional stigma exists.  Additionally, significant association between knowledge and stigma among nurses was found (p<0.05).


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How to Cite

Seman, N., Asmala, A. F., Mohamad Zuki, N. M., & Inggriane Puspita Dewi. (2024). Stigma on Mental Illness among Nurses . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 9(27), 431–437.