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Title: Beliefs About Psychological Problems Inventory (BAPPI) : development and psychometric properties
Author: Moreira, Paulo
Cardoso, Ana M. G.
Cancela, Diana M. G.
Oliveira, João Tiago
Keywords: Beliefs
Treatment selection
Causes of psychological problems
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Asociación de Análisis del Comportamiento & Madrid Institute of Contextual Psychology
Citation: Moreira, P. , Cardoso, A.M.G., Cancela, D. M. G. (2021). International Journal of Psychology & Psychological Therapy, (21) 3, 379-397
Abstract: The clients’ belief systems are components of Effective Therapy Relationships. Thus, it is desirable to include clients’ beliefs about their psychological problems on systematic assessment protocols underlying the process of systematic treatment selection and of tailoring the treatment to the person. However, assessment instruments which specifically capture clients’ beliefs about their psychological problems are scarce. The objective of the studies presented was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Beliefs About Psychological Problems Inventory (BAPPI), an assessment instrument of the clients’ beliefs about their psychological problems. Study 1 (Exploratory Factor Analysis) involved 200 participants, and Study 2 (Confirmatory Factor Analysis and other validity studies), involved 545 participants. Results revealed that the BAPPI presents a stable factorial structure of six dimensions (Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Biomedical, Cognitive-Behavioral, Systemic, and Eclectic/Integrative). Altogether, analyses of items, internal consistency, reliability, and external validity revealed that the BAPPI is a valid assessment instrument for use in mental health research and practice, especially in the process of systematic treatment selection and, therefore, of matching/tailoring the treatment to the client’s characteristics.
Description: Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Prof. Paulo Moreira, Instituto de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação, Universidade Lusíada, Rua de Moçambique 21 e 71, Porto 4100-348, Portugal. Email:
Peer reviewed: yes
ISSN: 1577-7057
Document Type: Article
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