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Year : 1994  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 79-84

Development of Motivation Scale - Clinical Validation with Alcohol Dependents


1 Junior Scientific Officer, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore - 560 029, India
2 (Formerly) Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore - 560 029, India

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Teresa Neeliyara
Junior Scientific Officer, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore - 560 029
India
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This study focusses on the development of a comprehensive multi-dimensional scale for assessing motivation for change in the alcohol dependent population. After establishing face validity, the items evolved were administered to a normal sample of 600 male subjects in whom psychiatric illness was ruled out. The data thus obtained was subjected to factor analysis. Six factors were obtained which accounted for 55.2% of variance. These together formed a 80 item five point scale and norms were established on a sample of 600 normal subjects. Further clinical validation was established on 30 alcohol dependent subjects and 30 normals. The status of motivation was found to be inadequate in alcohol dependent individuals as compared to the normals. Split-half reliability was carried out and the tool was found to be highly reliable.



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