A conceptually based scale to measure consumers' treatment motivation

Journal Article

Objectives: The objective of this work was to assess the reliability and validity of the Treatment Motivation Questionnaire- Revised (TMQ-R) in people with serious mental illness (SMI). Method: A large sample of consumers of mental health services (n = 469) were administered the TMQ-R. Results: The factor structure specified in previous research did not fit the data well. However, a five-factor model with the two subtypes of introjected (i.e., feeling guilty about not attending treatment) and external motivation (i.e., pressure to attend treatment) fit the data well. Conclusions: The current analyses partially confirm the TMQ-R structure and reflect the need for future work to evaluate the complexities of motivational measurement within people with SMI. © 2011 The Author(s). © The Author(s) 2011.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ferron, JC; Elbogen, EB; Swanson, JW; Swartz, MS; McHugo, GJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 98 - 105

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-7581

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1049-7315

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1049731509357629

Citation Source

  • Scopus