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Attitudes Toward Recovery From Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: Factorial Validity of Two Measures

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Title: Attitudes Toward Recovery From Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: Factorial Validity of Two Measures
Author: Marcincinova, Ivana
Department: Department of Psychology
Program: Psychology
Advisor: Lewis, Stephen P.
Abstract: Literature suggests that the Trans-theoretical Stages of Change Model (TTM) may be useful in conceptualizing the recovery from non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), which is often complicated by ambivalence and reluctance to stop NSSI. Accordingly, finding ways to assess attitudes toward NSSI recovery within the TTM may help to tailor NSSI treatment efforts. The Stages of Change Readiness and Treatment Eagerness scale (SOCRATES) and University of Rhode Island Change Assessment (URICA) were adapted to reflect NSSI recovery attitudes, and their factorial validity was examined; literature shows mixed support for the scales' factorial validity. A sample of 351 university students with history of NSSI completed the scales and a series of confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses revealed poor factorial validity of the scales when applied to NSSI recovery. Further research is needed to explore new ways of studying and measuring aspects of the TTM and other recovery-based frameworks when applied to NSSI.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/9943
Date: 2016-08


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