Volume 21 Num. 3 - October 2021
Beliefs About Psychological Problems Inventory (BAPPI): Development and Psychometric Properties
Volume 21 Num. 3 - October 2021 - Pages 379-398
Paulo AS Moreira , Ana Mafalda Guedes Cardoso , Diana Manuela Gomes Cancela , João Tiago Oliveira
The clients’ belief systems are components of Effective Therapy Relationships. Thus, it is desirable to include clients’ beliefs about their psychological problems on systematic assessment protocols underlying the process of systematic treatment selection and of tailoring the treatment to the person. However, assessment instruments which specifically capture clients’ beliefs about their psychological problems are scarce. The objective of the studies presented was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Beliefs About Psychological Problems Inventory (BAPPI), an assessment instrument of the clients’ beliefs about their psychological problems. Study 1 (Exploratory Factor Analysis) involved 200 participants, and Study 2 (Confirmatory Factor Analysis and other validity studies), involved 545 participants. Results revealed that the BAPPI presents a stable factorial structure of six dimensions (Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Biomedical, Cognitive-Behavioral, Systemic, and Eclectic/Integrative). Altogether, analyses of items, internal consistency, reliability, and external validity revealed that the BAPPI is a valid assessment instrument for use in mental health research and practice, especially in the process of systematic treatment selection and, therefore, of matching/tailoring the treatment to the client’s characteristics.
How to cite this paper:
Moreira PAS, Cardoso AMG, Cancela DMG, & Oliveira JT (2021). Beliefs About Psychological Problems Inventory (BAPPI): Development and Psychometric Properties. International Journal of Psychology & Psychological Therapy, 21, 3, 379-398.
treatment selection; causes of psychological problems; psychometrics; BAPPI
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