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Hyland, P;Boduszek, D;Dhingra, K;Shevlin, M;Maguire, R;Morley, K
2015
August
British Journal of Guidance and Counselling
A test of the inventory of attitudes towards seeking mental health services
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STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELS COMPOSITE RELIABILITY PROFESSIONAL HELP PLANNED BEHAVIOR FIT INDEXES SCALE ILLNESS COEFFICIENT STUDENTS SAMPLE
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397
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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.
ABINGDON
0306-9885
10.1080/03069885.2014.963510
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