Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

8-9-2019

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Source Publication

Issues in Mental Health Nursing

Source ISSN

0161-2840

Abstract

Background

Identifying depressive cognitions in first-generation Middle Eastern immigrants (FGMEI) can be an important step to prevent the development of clinical depression.

Purpose

This study focused on the cross-cultural equivalence and psychometric testing of the Arabic version of the Positive Thinking Skills Scale (A-PTSS) among 100 FGMEI.

Methods

Content/face validity of the measure was conducted. Internal consistency, homogeneity, dimensionality and construct validity were assessed.

Results

Cronbach’s alpha for (A-PTSS) was .89. Factor extraction generated only one factor, which is consistent with the English version. The A-PTSS total score had a strong positive correlation with the positive cognition scores (r = .42, p < .001), the total resourcefulness scores (r = .39, p < .001), and with the total generalized anxiety scores (r = −.42, p < .001), thereby suggesting construct validity.

Conclusion

This scale has the potential to become a useful screening tool for depressive cognitions among FGMEI.

Comments

Accepted version. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020): 49-53. DOI. © 2020 Taylor & Francis. Used with permission.

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