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    A test of the inventory of attitudes towards seeking mental health services


    Hyland, Philip and Boduszek, Daniel and Dhingra, Katie and Shevlin, Mark and Maguire, Rebecca and Morely, Kevin (2015) A test of the inventory of attitudes towards seeking mental health services. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 43 (4). pp. 397-412. ISSN 0306-9885

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    Abstract

    This study investigates the construct validity, composite reliability and concurrent validity of the Inventory of attitudes towards seeking mental health services (IASMHS). A large sample of Irish police officers (N = 331) participated in the study. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the three-factor structure of the scale, while composite reliability results demonstrated that the IASMHS possessed excellent internal reliability. Structural equation modelling indicated that help-seeking propensity was the strongest predictor of intentions to engage in psychological counselling followed by psychological openness. Neuroticism was a weak, significant predictor of intentions. Implications of these results are discussed in relation to improving utilisation rates of mental health services.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Hyland, Philip, Boduszek, Daniel, Dhingra, Katie, Shevlin, Mark, Maguire, Rebecca and Morely, Kevin (2015) A test of the inventory of attitudes toward seeking mental health services. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 43 (4). pp. 397-412. ISSN 1469-3534
    Keywords: counselling; attitudes; mental health services; confirmatory factor analysis (CFA); structural equation modelling (SEM); bifactor modelling;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 12612
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2014.963510
    Depositing User: Philip Hyland
    Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2020 16:03
    Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Guidance & Counselling
    Publisher: Routledge
    Refereed: Yes
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