Differences in perception of behavior as signs of "mental" illness among eight ethno-religious groups were examined in a study of over two thousand representative New Yorkers. Perceptions of thirteen vignettes describing varying degrees of deviant or problematic behavior were ascertained and twelve of these were used in constructing a Guttman attitude scale. Ethno-religious differences were then considered by frequency of distribution of scale types. The Puerto-Rican group was found to have the most distinctive distribution.
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- Health(social science)
- History and Philosophy of Science