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

Philip Hyland, Daniel Boduszek, Katie Dhingra, Mark Shevlin, Rebecca Maguire, Kevin Morley

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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.

LanguageEnglish
Pages397-412
Number of pages16
JournalBritish Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2015

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Hyland, Philip ; Boduszek, Daniel ; Dhingra, Katie ; Shevlin, Mark ; Maguire, Rebecca ; Morley, Kevin. / A test of the inventory of attitudes towards seeking mental health services. In: British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 2015 ; Vol. 43, No. 4. pp. 397-412.
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A test of the inventory of attitudes towards seeking mental health services. / Hyland, Philip; Boduszek, Daniel; Dhingra, Katie; Shevlin, Mark; Maguire, Rebecca; Morley, Kevin.

In: British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, Vol. 43, No. 4, 08.08.2015, p. 397-412.

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