Measuring the Self-Stigma Associated With Seeking Psychological Help

@article{Vogel2006MeasuringTS,
  title={Measuring the Self-Stigma Associated With Seeking Psychological Help},
  author={David L Vogel and Nathaniel Wade and Shawn Haake},
  journal={Journal of Counseling Psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={53},
  pages={325-337}
}
Self-stigma is an important factor in people's decisions not to engage in therapy. To measure this construct, the authors developed the 10-item Self-Stigma of Seeking Help (SSOSH) scale. In Study 1 (n = 583), the SSOSH had a unidimensional factor structure and good reliability (.91) among participants. Study 2 (n = 470) confirmed the factor structure. Studies 2, 3 (n = 546), and 4 (n = 217) cross-validated the reliability (.86 to .90; test-retest, .72) and showed evidence of validity (construct… 

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