Responding to Stigma, Prejudice and Discrimination

Lauren Armstrong and  Nimrah Afzal are working on a research project at King's College London. They are looking for people to take part in a survey about how they respond to stigma, prejudice and discrimination and how this impacts on their well-being.

They are inviting volunteers aged 18+ and who feel they have a characteristic that leads to negative attitudes and/or unfair treatment from others, to take part in a study about the way they cope with stigma/discrimination. This could include, but is not limited to: age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, physical illness/disability, appearance or a mental health problem etc.

The study will involve completing an online survey, which will include questionnaires about the discriminatory experiences that you have faced; your reactions and responses to such experiences, and your self-esteem and psychological well-being.

The survey will take approximately 20 minutes and after completion you will be asked whether you wish to complete some additional questions a week later. This is optional, but if you choose to do so you will receive another email approximately one week later inviting you to answer more questions. This part of study will take no more than 10 minutes.

All participants completing the survey will be placed in a draw to win £100 Amazon voucher. Participants completing the additional questions will also be entered into a second prize draw with the chance of winning an additional £25 Amazon voucher.

You will find the survey here:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FCCY2LG

If you have any questions or require more information about the study, please email: lauren.armstrong@kcl.ac.uk

This study is approved by King’s College London Psychiatry, Nursing and Midwifery Research Ethics Subcommittee, reference: HR-16/17-4721. This project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.