Dimensionality and Reliability of the Intentions to Seeking Counseling Inventory with International Students
Keywords:international students, exploratory factor analysis, help-seeking intentions, Intentions to Seek Counseling Inventory, dimensionality
To date, the Intentions to Seek Counseling Inventory (ISCI; Cash et al., 1975) is the most widely used instrument used to measure psychological help-seeking intentions. However, the ISCI has yet to be validated with international students. In this study, we examined the dimensionality and reliability of the Intentions to Seek Counseling Inventory by performing exploratory factor analysis, Cronbach alpha reliability analysis, and split-half reliability analysis with a sample of international students (N = 183). We found a two-factor, 15-item assessment that explained 49.92% of the common variance. Our findings provide support for the use of ISCI with international students, albeit with different dimensionality. Implications of the findings for both research and practice are discussed.
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