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ERIC Number: EJ814722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1328-4207
Development of an Attitudes towards Complementary Therapies Scale for Psychologists
Wilson, Lee-Ann; White, Katherine M.
Clinical Psychologist, v11 n2 p37-44 Jul 2007
This study designed and tested a scale to measure psychologists' attitudes towards complementary and alternative therapies. The scale, derived from existing measures for medical professionals, was tested on a sample of psychology students (N = 163) using an online survey. The data were factor analysed and three correlated subscales were identified, assessing the perceived importance of knowledge about available therapies, attitudes towards integration with psychological practice, and concerns about associated risks of use. It is anticipated that this newly developed scale with be useful in gauging changes in attitudes towards psychology practice over time, as well as in planning educational initiatives within the field of psychology. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia