Portland State University. Department of Communication
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Communication
1 online resource (ii, 49 pages)
When making the decision to disclose a mental illness, individuals may be met with a number of factors that impact disclosure. This study examines the relationship between self-stigma, psychological safety, social support and self-disclosure of mental illness in the workplace. The present study surveyed 756 participants and found a positive relationship between stigma and self-disclosure as well as a positive relationship between social support and self-disclosure. For work outcomes, there was a negative relationship between both job satisfaction and productivity in relation to self-disclosure. This study potentiates the antecedents and consequences of self-disclosure of mental illness and how it impacts employees and the workplace overall.
Reynolds, Samantha Margaret, "To Disclose or Not to Disclose? Self-Disclosure of Mental Health in the Workplace" (2019). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 5357.