Attitudes Toward Seeking Professional Psychological Help Scale In Egypt: Its Factor Structure and Relationship To Islamic Beliefs and Behaviors
The majority of literature on attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help has focused on Western, predominantly U.S. samples, though attitudes toward counseling differ globally. Due to the paucity of literature with a Muslim sample this study assessed the factor structure of the Attitudes Toward Seeking Professional Psychological Help Scale (ATSPPHS) in Egypt, and its relationship to Islamic beliefs and behaviors. Exploratory factor analysis revealed one factor consistent with the original four-factor instrument, though four factors were found. Reliability analyses supported use of the long version, rather than short version of the instrument. Islamic beliefs were negatively correlated with the ATSPPHS and Islamic behaviors were positively correlated. Implications for ATSPPHS use in Egypt and other Islamic countries are discussed.
Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion
(2009). Attitudes Toward Seeking Professional Psychological Help Scale In Egypt: Its Factor Structure and Relationship To Islamic Beliefs and Behaviors. Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 20, 281-296.
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