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Psicologia em Pesquisa

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BAPTISTA, Makilim Nunes; GUIMARAES, Lucas Dannilo Aragão  and  VOGEL, David L.. Evidences of validity for PSOSH scale: stigmatization and Seeking Psychological Help. Psicol. pesq. [online]. 2016, vol.10, n.2, pp. 67-75. ISSN 1982-1247.

Stigma is a relevant variable in mental health care and for professional practice. This study aimed to find evidences of validity based on internal structure to scale PSOSH. Participated of that study 275 college students, which 82.4% female, aged 18-54 years and various levels of academic degree in Psychology. We used exploratory factor analysis (EFA) to analyze the factor structure. The results for PSOSH show great value for alpha consistency, the items had factor loadings greater than 0.5 and 62.9% of variance explained by one factor (EFA) and those show suitable indices for Infit, Outfit and CCI. These results confirm those appropriate psychometric properties for use in professional practice and it suggests further researches with clinical groups.

Keywords : stigma; psychometric; mental health.

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