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Financial Stress, Shaming Experiences and Psychosocial Ill-Health: Studies into the Finances-Shame Model

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The aim of the study was to test the Finances-Shame model and its explanatory power regarding the prevalence of psychosocial ill-health. The Finances-Shame model postulates that (i) the greater the financial stress and the more experiences of having been shamed, the greater the risk for psychosocial ill-health, (ii) the lesser the financial stress and the fewer experiences of having been shamed, the lower the risk for psychosocial ill-health. The study was based upon a survey carried out during the period March 2000–May 2000 in a mid-Swedish region (n = 5,666). The response rate was 69%. The results of the study supported the hypotheses.

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Starrin, B., Åslund, C. & Nilsson, K.W. Financial Stress, Shaming Experiences and Psychosocial Ill-Health: Studies into the Finances-Shame Model. Soc Indic Res 91, 283–298 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-008-9286-8

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Keywords

  • Psychosocial deprivation
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Health
  • Economics
  • Shame
  • Finances-Shame model