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Construction and factorial validation of a short version of the Attitudes Towards Mental Health Problems Scale (SATMHPS)

Kotera, Yasuhiro; Taylor, Elaina; Wilkes, Juliet; Veasey, Christian; Maybury, Sarah; Jackson, Jessica; Lieu, Jenai; Asano, Kenichi

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Authors

Elaina Taylor

Juliet Wilkes

Christian Veasey

Sarah Maybury

Jessica Jackson

Jenai Lieu

Kenichi Asano



Abstract

Negative attitudes and shame towards mental health problems are detrimental to mental health. An established measure for mental health attitudes and shame is the Attitudes Towards Mental Health Problems Scale (ATMHPS), comprising 35 items. This comprehensive instrument evaluates Community/Family Attitudes, Community/Family External Shame, Internal Shame, and Family/Self Reflected Shame. One weakness of the ATMHPS is its length. The present study constructed and validated a shorter version of the ATMHPS (SATMHPS), comprising 14 items. Samples of UK university students (274 business and 301 healthcare students) were recruited, and analyses were performed to construct and validate the factorial structure. The SATMHPS demonstrated good to excellent internal consistency, and very strong correlations with the original ATMHPS in both samples. Confirmatory factor analyses on the SATMHPS replicated the seven-factor model identified in the original ATMHPS. The SATMHPS can be a reliable, valid and user-friendly instrument to measure attitudes and shame towards mental health problems.

Citation

Kotera, Y., Taylor, E., Wilkes, J., Veasey, C., Maybury, S., Jackson, J., …Asano, K. (2023). Construction and factorial validation of a short version of the Attitudes Towards Mental Health Problems Scale (SATMHPS). Mental Health, Religion and Culture, https://doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2022.2114441

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 13, 2022
Online Publication Date Jan 13, 2023
Publication Date Jan 13, 2023
Deposit Date Jan 13, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jan 14, 2024
Journal Mental Health, Religion and Culture
Print ISSN 1367-4676
Electronic ISSN 1469-9737
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2022.2114441
Keywords Mental health shame; attitudes towards mental health problems scale; short assessment instrument; scale construction; factorial validation
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/15940583
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13674676.2022.2114441
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Mental Health, Religion and Culture on 13/01/23, available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2022.2114441.

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