Anastasia Zissi

Anastasia Zissi
University of the Aegean · Department of Sociology

PhD

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September 2012 - present
University of the Aegean
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Η Μονογραφία αυτή συνεισφέρει στη βιβλιογραφία για την ανάπτυξη ενός κοινοτικά και κοινωνικά προσανατολισμένου συστήματος ψυχικής υγείας. Οι δεκαετίες της ψυχιατρικής μεταρρύθμισης στην Ελλάδα συνέβαλαν ουσιαστικά στην προαγωγή και την προστασία των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων των ατόμων με ψυχικές διαταραχές, και στην ποιότητα ζωής τους. Τα τελευταία χ...
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Stigma is detrimental to persons experiencing mental distress, as it impacts on their social inclusion, quality of life, and recovery. In this article, we present the self‐presentation strategies employed by persons with psychosis to manage internalized stigma. A study of the life trajectories of persons with psychosis analyzed 27 biographical inte...
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Ζήση, Α. ((2021). Από το κυνήγι των μαγισσών του χθές στο σήμερα: Γυναίκες, θύματα έμφυλης βίας. Στο: Π. Στάγκος & Ε. Χαραμαρά (Επιμ.). Έμφυλες ανισότητες και δικαιώματα των γυναικών στη σημερινή Ελλάδα (96-103). Θεσσαλονίκη: Δηοσιεύματα Κέντρου του ΑΠΘ για τον Ευρωπαϊκό Νομικό Πολιτισμό.
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Sixty years are coming close since the first edition of the book by Goffman on social stigma, and research that connects it with mental illness has produced significant knowledge across different scientific fields, such as psychiatry and social sciences. This paper aims at providing a review of that scientific knowledge published over the last deca...
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The mass migration of refugee populations at the height of the 2015 refugee crisis in Europe by way of Greece, Italy and other European entry points, has raised a number of questions about the post-war European social construct. The attempt to understand the complex nature of the myriad refugee issues cannot be confined to the practices of social p...
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The mass migration of refugee populations at the height of the 2015 refugee crisis in Europe by way of Greece, Italy and other European entry points, has raised a number of questions about the post-war European social construct. The attempt to understand the complex nature of the myriad refugee issues cannot be confined to the practices of social p...
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Zissi, A, Mavropoulou, S, & Dardani, C. Examining the Role of Socioeconomic Position in the Quality of Life of Mothers Raising a Child/Children with ASD: A Qualitative Investigation in Greece. Eposter presented at INSAR 2020 virtual conference
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Covid-19 το 2020 ΠΕΡΙΛΗΨΗ Η σημερινή υγειονομική κρίση από την πανδημία του Covid-19 είναι η αρχή αλλά και το αποτέλεσμα μιας παράλληλης κοινωνικής και οικονομικής κρίσης. Σε αυτό το δυναμικό πεδίο, η αντιμετώπιση της κρίσης προϋποθέτει κοινωνικούς θεσμούς και κοινωνικά υποκείμενα ανθεκτικά αλλά και ικανά να αντιμετωπίσουν με δημιουργική αλληλεγγύη...
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Η σημερινή υγειονομική κρίση από την πανδημία του Covid-19 είναι η αρχή αλλά και το αποτέλεσμα μιας παράλληλης κοινωνικής και οικονομικής κρίσης. Σε αυτό το δυναμικό πεδίο, η αντιμετώπιση της κρίσης προϋποθέτει κοινωνικούς θεσμούς και κοινωνικά υποκείμενα ανθεκτικά αλλά και ικανά να αντιμετωπίσουν με δημιουργική αλληλεγγύη τις αρνητικές επιδράσεις...
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Background: The extant literature has demonstrated that caring for one child with autism can be associated with both distress and psychological growth. To our knowledge this is the first study to explore the lived experience of mothers raising more than child on the autism spectrum. Methods: Using interpretative phenomenological analysis as a guid...
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Background: It has been well documented that mothers of children with autism experience considerable stress affecting their emotional well-being and quality of life. There is also growing evidence demonstrating that parents of children with autism with low levels of education and socioeconomic status face structural barriers preventing them from me...
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The role of social factors in the development and course of psychotic disorders has been increasingly acknowledged in recent decades. The present study examines the role of social, family and environmental factors in shaping biographical trajectories of people experiencing psychosis. Biographical interviews were conducted with 27 individuals with e...
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This article aims to present: a) the Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales (PKBS-2, Merrell, 2002), designed to assess social skills and problem behaviors in children aged 3 to 6 years old in school or family environments, and b) the psychometric properties of PKBS-2 obtained from its application in Greek public kindergarten schools in the con...
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Zissi, A. & Georgaca, E. Gender and bodily expressions in mental collapse: Findings of a biographical study. In Symposium: Felix Diaz & Eugenia Georgaca (Organizers), Gendered Distress, 7th Qulaitative Research on Mental Health, Berlin, 20-22.09.2018.
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Η αναγνώριση της ετερογένειας στην πορεία της σχιζοφρένειας και άλλων ψυχωτικών διαταραχών οδήγησε στην ανάπτυξη της έννοιας της ανάκαμψης, που γνωρίζει μεγάλη άνθηση τις τελευταίες δεκαετίες. Η εργασία παρουσιάζει τα συστατικά στοιχεία και τους διευκολυντικούς παράγοντες της προσωπικής ανάκαμψης, όπως προέκυψαν από μία βιογραφική μελέτη ατόμων με...
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The paper examines the often neglected, social factors implicated in recovery from severe mental distress, by presenting findings from a biographical study of individuals experiencing psychosis. Biographical interviews with 26 individuals with psychotic experiences and diagnosis of psychotic disorders were conducted and subjected to narrative biogr...
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Background: This study draws on old and well-established evidence that economic change, and especially recession, affects people's lives, behavior and mental health. Even though the literature is rich on the relationship between unemployment and mental distress, there is a renewed research interest on the link between socio-economic inequalities a...
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Interpersonal cognitive skills are considered as an important type of social cognitive skills during the preschool and school years. In last four decades, research literature have documented the ability of solving interpersonal problems as a significant indicator of academic success, school adjustment, low behavioral difficulties and positive inter...
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OBJECTIVE Study of the state of mental health of people living in socioeconomically contrasting urban neighborhoods during a period of severe, persistent economic crisis. METHOD A cross-sectional, comparative study was conducted in socioeconomically contrasting neighborhoods by means of 312 face to face structured interviews, covering a wide range...
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During the last decades, there is increasing acknowledgment of the contribution of socioeconomic factors in the development and course of psychosis. This paper presents findings from a biographical study examining the role of social parameters and processes in the biographical trajectories of people with psychotic experiences. 27 biographical narra...
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In this paper Sotiris Chtouris, et.al. presenting the concept of the dialectical methodology of empirical research: The paradigm of Focus Groups on the social and labour integration of young people. The Chapter presents the methodology of focus groups which were employed within the context of an EC funded research program called ARISTEIA I: In4Yout...
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The focus of the present qualitative study is the contextualization of the lived experience of mothers raising one or more children with autism, examining specific aspects, the real socio-economic life circumstances and their role on mothers’ access to resources, their mental health and overall quality of life. The initial main findings generated f...
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1 ΣΟΦιΑ ΜΑΥρΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ 2 Το παρόν άρθρο είναι μια κριτική επισκόπηση αντιπροσωπευτικών μελετών –από τη δεκαετία του '70 μέχρι σήμερα– που εξετάζουν την ποιότητα ζωής και την ψυ-χική υγεία των γονέων, ιδιαίτερα των μητέρων, με ένα τουλάχιστον παιδί στο φάσμα του αυτισμού. Στό-χος αυτής της επισκόπησης είναι να εντοπιστούν οι παράγοντες που επηρεάζουν τ...
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1. Eισαγωγή Το παρόν άρθρο διεξάγοντας μια σύντομη βι-βλιογραφική επισκόπηση στοχεύει να εξετάσει τη σημασία των υλικών συνθηκών και των κοινωνικών δεσμών στην ψυχική υγεία των παιδιών και των εφήβων δίνοντας έμφαση στα πεδία της πρωτο-γενούς και της δευτερογενούς κοινωνικοποίησης, όπως την οικογένεια, τη σχολική κοινότητα και τους ενδιάμεσους χώρο...
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Studies of xenophobia have focused either on socio-economic context that accentuates xenophobic attitudes or on perceptions of immigrants, namely symbolic and realistic threats as well as on social distance from immigrants. This study examines closely the relationship among various components of xenophobia and their contribution in the formation of...
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Objectives: This paper examines the context of health promotion actions that are focused on/contributing to strengthening social capital by increasing community participation, reciprocal trust and support as the means to achieve better health and more active ageing. Method: The methodology employed was a literature review/research synthesis, and a...
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The present paper is a critical review of a representative corpus of studies extending from the ’70s until today, that examine the quality of life and mental health of parents, and especially mothers who raise at least one child with autism. This review aims at identifying the factors influencing mental health and perceived quality of life of paren...
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Το παρόν άρθρο παρουσιάζει την εφαρμογή για πρώτη φορά στην Ελλάδα του προγράμματος προαγωγής ψυχικής υγείας «Μπορώ να Λύσω το Πρόβλημα» (Shure, 2000) σε παιδιά προσχολικής ηλικίας. Πρόκειται για μια δομημένη εκπαιδευτική παρέμβαση, πρωτογενούς πρόληψης, που στοχεύει στην ενδυνάμωση των γνωστικών δεξιοτήτων επίλυσης διαπροσωπικών προβλημάτων σε προ...
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Which facets of social capital affect mental health in rural settings? This study explores the association between different aspects of social capital and psychiatric morbidity in rural communities of the Greek North Aegean islands. A large number of individual and community characteristics that may influence psychiatric morbidity are concurrently...
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Socioeconomic health inequalities in adolescence are not consistently reported. This may be due to the measurement of self-reported general health, which probably fails to fully capture the psychological dimension of health, and the reliance on traditional socio-economic indicators, such as parental education or occupational status. The present stu...
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This paper reports on a large scale cross-sectional study examining subjective perceptions of community social life held by a randomly selected sample of residents (n = 428) in all small rural settings (n = 89) of the region of North Aegean Sea. The notion of social capital was used as a conceptual tool in order to explore different aspects of the...
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The aim of this cross-sectional study was to answer two central research questions: (i) what are Greek employers’ attitudes to employing people with a range of disabilities; and (ii) do employers’ attitudes differ according to the type of disability? The study sample comprised 102 local employers with small-sized retail trade and service businesses...
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Περίληψη: Η παρούσα εργασία παρουσιάζει την εφαρμογή οργανωμένης παρέμβασης προαγωγής ψυχικής υγείας σε προσχολικό περιβάλλον. Πρόκειται για το πρόγραμμα «Μπορώ να Λύσω το Πρόβλημα» (Shure, 2000) το οποίο προσαρμόστηκε στα ελληνικά δεδομένα και εφαρμόστηκε για πρώτη φορά στη χώρα μας. Η παρέμβαση εφαρμόζοντας πειραματικό ερευνητικό σχέδιο υλοποιήθη...
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The present study examines the state of youth in contemporary Greece to better understand how Greek young people organize their lives in various important life domains, such as living conditions, education and career, employment, relationships and use of leisure time. It also examines their values, social priorities and worries, while assessing the...
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The present cross-sectional study examines the perceptions of residents of a rural community in Greece pertaining to the interpretation, explanation, treatment and prognosis of various psychological problems. In all, 100 community residents took part. A series of vignettes in combination with both qualitative and quantitative data collection proced...
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Στο παρόν κεφάλαιο επιχειρείται η παρουσίαση του προγράμματος προαγωγής ψυχικής υγείας «Μπορώ να Λύσω το Πρόβλημα», σχεδιασμένο για την ενδυνάμωση των γνωστικών δεξιοτήτων εναλλακτικών λύσεων και συνεπειών σε διαπροσωπικά προβλήματα σε παιδιά και προσαρμοσμένο για την πιλοτική του εφαρμογή του σε ελληνικά νηπιαγωγεία. Αναλύεται η χρηστική δυνατότητ...
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This exploratory survey aimed to investigate and to explore, using the vignette methodology, community perceptions of mental disorder in a rural area in Greece. The influence of the nature of the problematic behaviour depicted in the vignettes, the gender of the vignette actor and the demographic characteristics of respondents were also examined.A...
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Despite the increasing importance of quality of life in the mental health field, the theoretical conceptualization of the construct remains poorly developed. A proposed mediational model of quality of life, which links subjective quality of life with self-related constructs, is examined with a group of long-term psychiatric hostel residents. The pr...
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A multipurpose behaviour rating scale REHAB is used in a variety of rehabilitation settings in the United Kingdom and is translated into a number of languages. It measures basic life skills, levels of dependency and the deviant behavior of chronic psychiatric patients. The preliminary findings on the use of REHAB scale in Greek context is reported....
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The pattern of mental health care in Greece is undergoing a major transformation. The Leros Projects I and II supported the development of 13 community hostels located throughout the Greek mainland. These hostels provide residential care to more than 100 former psychiatric inpatients, mainly from Leros asylum. The present study evaluates the impact...
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This paper addresses the question of how well quality of life measures function as valid and sensitive outcome indicators of mental health services. Findings from the major empirical studies of quality of life in the mental health area over the last 15 years are reviewed. The extent to which existing studies provide evidence of the ability of quali...

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a. to implement a mental health promotion program, called “Interpersonal Cognitive Problem Solving Program” in Greek kindergarten schools over a period of two school years, b. to examine its possible effects on children’s cognitive-social skills of interpersonal problem-solving, and c.to explore its possible effects on preschooler’s social behavior.
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To trace the differentiated biographical trajectories of persons with psychosis and to determine the factors influencing them.
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To uncover the processes that reproduce inequalities it mental distress of both individuals and communities.