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

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

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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
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
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Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 30 May 2014 11:09
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 10:10
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1417

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