3D Scale for Awareness, Attitude, Stigma of Addiction

Potas N., ERÇETİN Ş. Ş., YILMAZ M., Acikalin S. N., Gungor H., Akyol E. S.

STUDIES ON ETHNO-MEDICINE, vol.10, no.2, pp.156-165, 2016 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09735070.2016.11905484
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.156-165
  • Keywords: Stigmatization, Substance Addiction, Substance Addicts, Three-dimensional Scale, INTERNALIZED STIGMA, MENTAL-ILLNESS, MINDFULNESS, VALIDITY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


This study's, aim is to develop a three-dimensional scale for awareness, attitude, stigma of substance addiction and addicts. The awareness dimension is composed of knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation sub-dimensions. Validity and reliability of the study were conducted to understand that the scale items of intended to measure and also validity and meaningfulness of collected data by applying the scale to 317 people. The three-dimensional scale for awareness, attitude and stigma of addiction is valid and reliable. The scale is provided to get simultaneous results on three interrelated dimensions such as awareness, attitude and stigmatization, and is facilitated to deal with the subject with a more holistic approach.