Recommendations and results of psychometric models for indirect and combined models for the Canadian Armed Forces Recruit Mental Health Services Use Questionnaire


  1. Falk, C.F.
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Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN);MCGILL UNIV, MONTREAL QUE (CAN)
In this report we detail psychometric analyses undertaken on the Mental Health Services Use Questionnaire (MHSUQ), with a primary focus on models for indirect items developed under the theory of planned behaviour (TPB). Results of initial confirmatory models, exploratory models, and models that combine indirect and direct items are presented. In brief, we argue that meaningful subconstructs can be found for most indirect constructs on the MHSUQ. Reflective models for these indirect subconstructs did an adequate job of predicting direct measures of TPB constructs. In addition, little difference was found between recoded and originally coded versions of the indirect items. However, for some constructs caution is warranted due to concerns over model fit. Synthesizing across these results we present estimates of reliability along with recommendations for scoring and specific recommendations for scale revision. Several additional structural equation models evaluated the plausibility of the TPB in predicting behaviour (self-reported mental health services use) and longitudinal changes in TPB constructs throughout the course of training.

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Mental Health and Resiliency;Attitude Change
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2019-C137 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Jun 2019
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