The Role of Internalized Stigma and Perceived Discrimination Regarding the Self-Esteem of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Jakarta

  • Yosef Dedy Pradipto Universitas Bina Nusantara
  • Bernadette N. Setiadi Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the role or internalized stigma and the perception of discrimination in relation to the self esteem of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Jakarta, Indonesia. It would appear that negative stigmatization and discrimination towards PLWA in Indonesia have risen rapidly, in line with the increase in the number of people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. The instruments employed were the Rosenberg Internalized Stigma, Perception of Discrimination, and Self Esteem scales. The participants in this study were PLWHA (N = 96), living in Jakarta, with an age range of 15 to 59 years. The results of regression analysis indicated that internalized stigma (t = 1.31; p > .05) and the perception of discrimination (t = - 0.50; p > .05) played no role in predicting self esteem amongst PLWHA. A difference is found regarding internalized stigma and perceived discrimination, seen from the viewpoint of the work status of the participants.

Published
2019-03-21
How to Cite
PRADIPTO, Yosef Dedy; SETIADI, Bernadette N.. The Role of Internalized Stigma and Perceived Discrimination Regarding the Self-Esteem of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Jakarta. ANIMA Indonesian Psychological Journal, [S.l.], v. 33, n. 4, mar. 2019. ISSN 2620-5963. Available at: <http://journal.ubaya.ac.id/index.php/jpa/article/view/1797>. Date accessed: 24 june 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.24123/aipj.v33i4.1797.