Journal article

Preliminary Psychometric Properties of a Measure of Social Inclusion for Young Adults Aged 18 to 25 With Serious Mental Illness

Andrew Gardner, Sue Cotton, Brian O'Donoghue, Eoin Killackey, Peter J Norton, Kate Filia

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal | AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: Young adults with serious mental illness (SMI) are reported to be socially excluded, but social inclusion measures are untested in this population. The aim of this study was to test the Filia Social Inclusion Measure (F-SIM) in this population. METHOD: Categorical principal components analysis of F-SIM data from N = 159 young adults with SMI aged 18-25 was conducted. Cronbach's alpha (α) examined internal consistency. Intraclass Correlation Coefficients (ICC3,2) examined 2-week test-retest reliability. Spearman's rho correlation coefficients (rs) examined construct validity. RESULTS: Cronbach's alpha was .94 for Dimension 1 (Interpersonal Connections), .87 for Dimension 2 (Vocatio..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This paper was completed while the corresponding author was receiving a Research Training Program scholarship from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.