The Parental Attitudes Toward Psychological Services Inventory: Validity and Reliability Study of The Turkish Form

Erdal Başdaş, A. Sibel Türküm


The objective of this study is to adapt Parental Attitudes Toward Psychological Services In-ventory (PATPSI) which was developed Turner (2012) to Turkish and examine its psychometric properties. The study was conducted with parents (N1=433, N2=56) from two different study groups who had at least one child between the ages of 5 and 9 years. As a result of the explora-tory factor analysis, it was determined that the Turkish version of the inventory explained 53% of the total variance and that it had a three-dimensional structure as in the original form. As a result of confirmatory factor analysis, it was found that the model consisting of 21 items and three sub-dimensions (help-seeking intention, help-seeking attitudes, stigmatization) seemed to fit well (χ2(186, N = 433) = 476,82, χ²/df= 2.564,  p < .001; GFI = 0.91; CFI = 0.92; TLI = 0.91; SRMR = 0.055; RMSEA=0.060). The factor loadings of the inventory ranged from .28 to .81, item total correlation coefficients ranged from .25 to .67, test-retest correlation coefficients ranged from .69 to .78, and internal consistency reliability coefficients ranged from .80 to .88. The results show that inventory has also valid and reliable structure in Turkish culture.


Attitudes towards psychological help, Child mental health, Parental attitudes

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