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.
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