Journal article

Nursing students' attitudes toward mental health nursina and consumers: Psychometric properties of a self-report scale

K Hayman-White, B Happell

ARCHIVES OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2005

Abstract

There is a paucity of measures suitable for assessing the impact of educational and clinical placement strategies on nursing students' career preferences and attitudes toward mental health nursing and consumers of mental health services. Information derived from such scales could be used to improve existing recruitment strategies to this specialty area and identify misperceptions held by individuals joining the health care workforce. This article details the psychometric properties of a self-report scale designed to assess (1) preparedness for the mental health field, (2) attitudes toward mental illness and consumers of mental health services, and (3) attitudes toward mental health nursing, ..

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