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Mental Illness Beliefs Inventory (MIBI)

Title: Mental Illness Beliefs Inventory (MIBI): A Preliminary Validation of a Measure of the Level of Belief in the Medical Model of Mental Illness.
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Name(s): Lewis, Steve J., Ph. D., author
Lacasse, Jeffrey R., author
Spaulding-Givens, Jennifer, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2010
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The Mental Illness Beliefs Inventory (MIBI) measures the extent to which an individual subscribes to the medical model of mental illness. This paper reports the results of two preliminary validation studies. The first study establishes the initial psychometric properties for the MIBI, based on a sample of 222 students in the helping professions; the second study tests the model established in the first study with an additional 270 students. The MIBI performs well as a composite instrument measuring belief in the medical model of mental illness. This instrument shows promise for examining the extent to which individual beliefs affect mental health practice.
Identifier: FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0068 (IID), 10.1891/1559-4343.12.1.30 (DOI)
Keywords: Medical model, mental disorder, social work, instrument, bioreductionism, measurement, validation
Note: This is the peer-reviewed author's manuscript as accepted by Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry. The final published version of record is available at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/springer/ehpp/2010/00000012/00000001/art00004
Citation: Lewis, S.J., Lacasse, J.R., & Spaulding-Givens, J. (2010). Mental Illness Beliefs Inventory (MIBI): A preliminary validation of a measure of the level of belief in the medical model of mental illness. Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, 12(1), 30-43. doi: 10.1891/1559-4343.12.1.30
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/1559-4343.12.1.30
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0068
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: College of Social Work Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry.
Issue: 1, 12

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Lewis, S. J., Lacasse, J. R., & Spaulding-Givens, J. (2010). Mental Illness Beliefs Inventory (MIBI): A Preliminary Validation of a Measure of the Level of Belief in the Medical Model of Mental Illness. Ethical Human Psychology And Psychiatry. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/1559-4343.12.1.30