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A Psychometric Validation of a Mental Health Literacy Measure with Black Adolescents

Fussell-Ware, Dashawna J (2022) A Psychometric Validation of a Mental Health Literacy Measure with Black Adolescents. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This study psychometrically evaluated the Mental Health Literacy Questionnaire for Young People (MHLq-YP) with an exclusively Black total sample of 92 adolescents between the ages of 14-17. After revising items to promote readability, 6 cognitive interviews were conducted with you to gain information about how you were understanding the survey items and choosing their responses. After the conclusion of cognitive interviews, the revised MHLq-YP was administered to 86 adolescents. Survey data was used to execute a confirmatory factor analysis with covariates (MIMIC) as well as evaluate the validity and reliability of the revised measure. Results supported the assertion that the revised MHLq-YP was psychometrically valid for use with Black youth. Baseline MHL data was also derived from survey results.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Fussell-Ware, Dashawna Jdaf119@pitt.edudaf1190000-0003-3500-8646
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairHuguley, James Phuguley@pitt.eduhuguley0000-0003-4659-939X
Committee MemberNewhill, Christina Enewhill@pitt.edunewhill0000-0002-8536-0325
Committee MemberBooth, Jaime Mjmbooth@pitt.edujmbooth0000-0002-1730-4284
Committee MemberRadovic, Anaana.radovic@chp.eduanr940000-0002-4022-4151
Date: 7 April 2022
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 5 April 2022
Approval Date: 7 April 2022
Submission Date: 11 March 2022
Access Restriction: 2 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 2 years.
Number of Pages: 132
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Social Work > Social Work
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: mental health literacy, Black, youth, psychometrics
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2022 19:58
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2023 17:47


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