Validation of Bahasa Malaysia version of psychological mindedness in a university population

Mohd Amiruddin Mohd Kassim and Pang, Nicholas Tze Ping and Shoesmith, Wendy Diana and Tseu, Mathias Wen Leh and Malindoi, Ervina Abbylen and Yeoh, Yin Xin (2021) Validation of Bahasa Malaysia version of psychological mindedness in a university population. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia, 20. pp. 81-88. ISSN 1823-4631 (P-ISSN) , 2735-2285 (E-ISSN)

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INTRODUCTION: Psychological mindedness concept is widely accepted to be significantly correlated to psychological strength and mental health. There are multiple scales that attempted to measure psychological mindedness objectively, with the most recent one being Balanced Index of Psychological Mindedness (BIPM). Psychological mindedness is an area of interest in psychiatry and psychology in Malaysia. Hence, this study aims to validate the Bahasa Malaysia Version of Balanced Index of Psychological Mindedness (BIPM-M). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The 14-items scale was translated according to World Health Organization guidelines. 141 participants were recruited from the university population. Participants were required to fill the basic demographic information, as well as Bahasa Malaysia version of Balanced Index of Psychological Mindedness, and two other scales, namely Mindful Awareness Attention Scale (MAAS), and Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-II Scale (AAQ-II). RESULTS:BIPM-M showed excellent internal consistency with Cronbach α of 0.87. As per the original BIPM, the Bahasa Malaysia version also suggested two factor structures in this scale. BIPM-M was significantly correlated with AAQ-II. CONCLUSION: BIPM-M is a psychometrically sound instrument that can be utilized to assess the psychological mindedness among Malaysians, and certainly enhance the array of psychological assessments available as Malaysia faces the mental health after-effect of COVID-19.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Psychological mindedness , Balanced index of psychological mindedness , Bahasa Malaysia , Depressive symptoms
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF1-990 Psychology > BF176-176.5 Psychological tests and testing
L Education > LG Individual institutions - Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean islands, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific islands > LG21-961 Individual institutions > LG21-395 Asia > LG173 Malaysia
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: SAFRUDIN BIN DARUN -
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2021 12:30
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 12:30

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