Adam Fominaya

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The initial manuscript is complete and I want to share some of our findings with you! Please consider this important caveat as you read this message. This work has not yet undergone peer-review. That is an extremely important step in ensuring the quality of any published scientific literature. What I am posting here is based on my own interpretation and opinion of our data based on feedback from my own advisors and collaborators. Hi everyone! The final manuscript is in preparation! I can share some initial important findings in a little detail. First, we did find that the harm associated with self-stigma was a significant predictor of disclosure motivation. In oversimplified terms, when participants experienced self-stigma, they were less likely to want to disclose at work. There is some indication that a sense of workplace social support positively predicted disclosure. That meant participants were more likely to report motivation to disclose when they felt a sense of support in the workplace. Distress appeared to have little impact on disclosure. I will let everyone know as manuscripts are available to view. Thank you all again for your supporting this project. It would not have been possible without your support. It is my personal hope that these findings will help to inform employers on how best to cultivate a safe and supportive environment in which all employees have an equal opportunity at professional success.
Jun 10, 2019
Disclosure of Mental Illness at Work
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I want to ask you to consider this important caveat as you read this message. This work has not yet undergone peer-review. That is an extremely important step in ensuring the quality of any published scientific literature. What I am posting here is based on my own interpretation and opinion of our data based on feedback from my own advisors and collaborators. Hi everyone! The final manuscript is in preparation! I can share some initial important findings in a little detail. First, we did find that the harm associated with self-stigma was a significant predictor of disclosure motivation. In oversimplified terms, when participants experienced self-stigma, they were less likely to want to disclose at work. There is some indication that a sense of workplace social support positively predicted disclosure. That meant participants were more likely to report motivation to disclose when they felt a sense of support in the workplace. Distress appeared to have little impact on disclosure. I will let everyone know as manuscripts are available to view. Thank you all again for your supporting this project. It would not have been possible without your support. It is my personal hope that these findings will help to inform employers on how best to cultivate a safe and supportive environment in which all employees have an equal opportunity at professional success.
Jun 10, 2019
Disclosure of Mental Illness at Work
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Thank you for backing our work! We completely agree. Much work has been completed on disclosure to families, but you're right that disclosure doesn't always lead to understanding. Others in my lab have been working on a project called Honest, Open, Proud that works to help people make disclosure decisions (should I disclosure? If so, to whom?) from a self-determination perspective. The program can also help people to be successful in disclosing, couching it in a way that is likely to elicit a favorable response. I've been extremely impressed with their work. And, I think we'll be able to tie our results from this study to that work as disclosure decisions in the workplace may be improved by a similar program. http://www.comingoutproudprogram.org/
Feb 17, 2018
Disclosure of Mental Illness at Work
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Haha. We social scientists can convert it in our heads! So, no matter!
Feb 16, 2018
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Thank you for that incredible support Julianne. Clearly, I agree and am thrilled to have received such overwhelming support for this work.
Feb 15, 2018
Disclosure of Mental Illness at Work
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Kirsty, Thank you for asking this! We ran into a logistical issue that is forcing us to sample only in the United States for this project. That said, I am dedicated to international research especially with regard to this topic. Work can look so very different in Singapore than Kenya than Detroit. Eventually, international samples will be necessary and that is one of the directions this research needs to go. It is my hope that the findings from this study will support that future study by giving it a launch pad, new (more precise) measures, and a better framework for understanding the relevant issues at play.
Feb 15, 2018
Disclosure of Mental Illness at Work
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