A Clear and Affirmed Identity; Self-concept Clarity, Self-affirmation, and Stigma
The present study found that as the tendency to utilize self-affirmation increases, help-seeking self-stigma decreases, but only when self-concept clarity is also high. This suggests that affirming the self may lead to two different paths—depending on the clarity and stability of a person’s self-concept.
Snodgrass, Alexa, "A Clear and Affirmed Identity; Self-concept Clarity, Self-affirmation, and Stigma" (2020). Psychology. 27.