Validity and reliability of beliefs towards mental illness scale

Bilge, A. (2008) Validity and reliability of beliefs towards mental illness scale. Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry (Anadolu Psikiyatri Dergisi), 9 (2). pp. 91-96.

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Objective: The purpose of this research was to adapt the Beliefs toward Mental Illness Scale (BMI), which was developed by Hirai and Clum for the purpose of evaluating people's beliefs about mental illness, for Turkish and conduct its validity and reliability tests. Methods and Finding: There were 262 adults who participated in the research. Factor analysis was conducted for the test of the construct validity of BMI and three factors were determined. The scale's Cronbach alpha was found to be 0.82 and the subscales were between 0.69-0.80. Conclusion: In conclusion, The Beliefs toward Mental Illness Scale is a valid and reliable tool for Turkish society.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Beliefs, Mental Illness Scale, Validity, Reliability, Turkey, Cronbach alpha
Subjects:Geographic Locations > Asia > Asia, Western > Middle East > Turkey
-Journal Repositories > Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry
Mental Disorders > Neurotic Disorders
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation > Quality of Health Care > Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms
Geographic Locations > Historical Geographic Locations > Middle East > Turkey
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods
Social Sciences > Anthropology
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities > Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Mental Disorders > Adjustment Disorders
Social Sciences > Sociology
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities > Psychological Tests
Investigative Techniques > Evaluation Studies
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Methods
Psychological Phenomena and Processes > Mental Health
ID Code:2888
Deposited By:Dr. Lut Tamam
Deposited On:03 June 2008

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