The present research aimed to define a latent measurement dimension underlying personal beliefs about the psychotherapeutic relationship. In Study 1, 927 university students completed a newly devised 40-item questionnaire. A latent trait modelling approach was used, by applying the Many-Facet Rasch Measurement model (MFRM). In Study 2, 237 participants, presenting different levels of mental health expertise, completed the defined instrument and the Mental Disorders Causal Beliefs (MDCB) scale. A second MFRM analysis was performed along with a bias/interaction analysis. The main results evidenced a 27-item measure denominated Mental Disorders Therapy Relationship (MDTR); several MDTR item contents differed in relation to the professional expertise level and the MDCB etiological beliefs, emphasizing either the active, balanced, or passive patient’s role.

Beliefs about the patient’s role in the psychotherapeutic relationship: A latent trait perspective.

MANNARINI, STEFANIA;BALOTTIN, LAURA
2013

Abstract

The present research aimed to define a latent measurement dimension underlying personal beliefs about the psychotherapeutic relationship. In Study 1, 927 university students completed a newly devised 40-item questionnaire. A latent trait modelling approach was used, by applying the Many-Facet Rasch Measurement model (MFRM). In Study 2, 237 participants, presenting different levels of mental health expertise, completed the defined instrument and the Mental Disorders Causal Beliefs (MDCB) scale. A second MFRM analysis was performed along with a bias/interaction analysis. The main results evidenced a 27-item measure denominated Mental Disorders Therapy Relationship (MDTR); several MDTR item contents differed in relation to the professional expertise level and the MDCB etiological beliefs, emphasizing either the active, balanced, or passive patient’s role.
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