Replication data for: Michelle Dey, Raquel Paz Castro, Anthony Francis Jorm, Laurent Marti, Michael Patrick Schaub, Andrew Mackinnon (2020). Stigmatizing attitudes of Swiss youth towards peers with mental disorders, PLOS one

Resource Type
  • Dey, Michelle
  • Marti, Laurent
Publication Date
  • FORS - Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences
  • CESSDA Topics Classification:
    • HEALTH
    • Health behaviour
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    The Swiss Youth Mental Health Literacy and Stigma Survey (SYMHLSS) aimed to study mental health literacy and stigma towards mentally ill people in a representative youth sample. The survey has been adapted from the Australian National Survey of Youth Mental Health Literacy and Stigma. As in the Australian survey, vignettes describing a person with a mental disorder were the core element to which most subsequent survey questions referred. Five vignettes were used in the online-based Swiss survey: 1) depression; 2) alcohol abuse; 3) depression and alcohol abuse combined; 4) schizophrenia, and 5) social anxiety disorder. A representative school-based sample of roughly 5000 students at the upper secondary educational level (voccational schools, high schools) filled out the online questionnaire.
Temporal Coverage
  • October 2017 - June 2018
Geographic Coverage
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • German-speaking part of Switzerland
Sampled Universe
Students from postmandatory schooling (germanspeaking part of Switzerland)
Random sampling : A two-stage stratified sample design: The first-stage sampling units consisted of individual schools. The second-stage sampling units were classes within the sampled schools. see study protocol for more details: Dey, M., Marti, L. & Jorm, A.F. (2018). The Swiss Youth Mental Health Literacy and Stigma Survey: study methodology, survey questions/ vignettes, and lessons learned, European Journal of Psychiatry, doi: 10.1016/j.ejpsy.2018.12.001
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based
Complete Data Set: 10.23662/FORS-DS-1182-1
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Update Metadata: 2020-07-01 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-07-01