We examined the relationship between internalized stigma and changes in vocational function. Persons with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder (n=78) were assessed at baseline and 5 months after vocational rehabilitation. Internalized stigma and cognitive–behavioral treatment predicted change in vocational functioning, supporting the view that internalized stigma compromises vocational outcomes.
Yanos, Philip T.; Lysaker, Paul; and Roe, David, "Internalized stigma as a barrier to improvement in vocational functioning among people with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders" (2010). CUNY Academic Works.