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Initial validation of the Mental Health Provider Stigma Inventory

Title: Initial validation of the Mental Health Provider Stigma Inventory.
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Name(s): Kennedy, Stephanie C., author
Abell, Neil, author
Mennicke, Annelise, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2014-12-30
Physical Form: computer
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Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Objective: To conduct an initial validation of the Mental Health Provider Stigma Inventory (MHPSI). The MHPSI assesses stigma within the service provider-client relationship on three domains: attitudes, behaviors, and coworker influence. Methods: Initial validation of the MHPSI was conducted with a sample of 212 mental health employees and graduate student counseling interns. Scale conceptualization and development, content validation, and construct validation measures are discussed. Results: Preliminary psychometrics indicated good model fit for a three factor multidimensional scale. Reliabilities were strong (coefficient α’s ranged from .83 to .93) and the global stratified α was .95. Evidence of construct validity supported hypotheses about the accuracy of underlying constructs. Conclusions: The MHPSI appears to be a reliable and valid measure of mental health provider stigma. As social workers comprise the front-lines of mental health service provision, the MHPSI may be a valuable tool for guiding agency trainings and social work education.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460388440 (IID), 10.1177/1049731514563577 (DOI)
Keywords: stigma, mental health, scale development, psychometric study
Publication Note: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Sage in Research on Social Work Practice on December 30th, 2014, available online: http://rsw.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/12/15/1049731514563577.abstract.
Preferred Citation: Kennedy, S., Abell, N., & Mennicke, A. (2014). Initial validation of the Mental Health Provider Stigma Inventory. Research on Social Work Practice, 1-14. doi:10.1177/1049731514563577
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460388440
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Research on Social Work Practice.

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Kennedy, S. C., Abell, N., & Mennicke, A. (2014). Initial validation of the Mental Health Provider Stigma Inventory. Research On Social Work Practice. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460388440