Psychometric Properties of IGM-ACs (IGM-Across the Continuum Scale): A Mental Health Screening Tool (69151)

Session Information: Mental Health
Session Chair: Ying Wai Bryan Ho

Saturday, 1 April 2023 10:20
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 704
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

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The WHO (2018) defined mental health as a state of well-being in which an individual realizes their full potential and can cope with the everyday stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and contribute to society. Moreover, mentally healthy individuals are productive and successful in their studies and careers; thus, they could give back to the community (Vardeleon & Merejilla, 2019). The present study utilized the mental health phase in the framework of the mental health continuum. This paper aims to establish the psychometric properties of the I. Moriño Across the Continuum Scale in terms of factor structures, reliability, and validity. The sample consisted of adults (N=430) in the age range of 17-60 years old. Preliminaries in the test construction were utilized to assess the factor structure of a 72-item Mental Health Phase scale. Using the Varimax Extraction Method, the initial 72-item questionnaire was reduced to 43 with only three factors, while another factor was excluded due to low commonalities. The factors that emerge during the extraction are (1) Flourishing, (2) Manifesting Distress, and (3) Afflicting. The result proved high internal reliability and construct validity for the final 43-item scale. The developing components discovered represent common elements visible in prior studies researching mental health. Findings show that the I.M-ACs is a good measure of the mental health phase.

Ivy Moriño, Central Bicol State University of Agriculture, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Ivy B. Galon-Morino is an Assistant Professor at the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture. She is completing her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the Ateneo de Naga University. Her focus is mental health in schools, & positive psychology.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00