This paper examined the psychometric properties of the Inventory of Attitudes Towards Seeking Mental Help (IASMHS) English and translated Filipino versions in a sample of Filipino college students and overseas migrant workers. The IASMHS three-factor solution was replicated (psychological openness, help-seeking propensity, and indifference to stigma) with both English and Filipino versions, but dropping items and adding residual covariances were needed to achieve requisites of a good model fit. Measurement invariance test indicated partial metric and scalar invariance across versions. Past use and intent to utilize mental health services were positively associated with help-seeking propensity factor, but not with psychological openness and indifference to stigma. Bivariate correlations among IASMHS factors and other help-seeking variables were also examined.
|Journal||Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy|
|State||Published - Jan 2019|
Tuliao, A., Hechanova, M. R. M., & Velasquez, P. A. E. (2019). Factor structure, validation, and translation of the Inventory of Attitudes Towards Mental Health Services in a Filipino college student and migrant worker sample. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 21-39. https://doi.org/10.1080/21507686.2018.1552880