Type

Journal Article

Authors

Kevin Morely
Rebecca Maguire
Mark Shevlin
Katie Dhingra
Daniel Boduszek
Philip Hyland

Subjects

Psychology

Topics
irish scale confirmatory factor analysis attitudes mental health services inventory factor structure help seeking

A test of the inventory of attitudes towards seeking mental health services (2015)

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.
Collections Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Academic Unit = Faculty of Science and Engineering: Psychology
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Type = Article
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Status = Published

Full list of authors on original publication

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

Experts in our system

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Mark Shevlin
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 125
 
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Katie Dhingra
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 12
 
3
Daniel Boduszek
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 72
 
4
Philip Hyland
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 231