Development and Cross-Cultural Validation of the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms–Thai Version

Paul Ratanasiripong, Chiachih dc Wang, Nop Ratanasiripong, Jeffrey Hayes, Orawan Kaewboonchoo, Duangrat Kathalae

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Abstract

This study examined the applicability of the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS), a psychological assessment instrument that is widely used with college students in the United States, to the college student population in Thailand. Following the procedures of translation and back-translation, the Thai version of the CCAPS (CCAPS-Thai) was developed. A total sample of 1,259 college students recruited from seven colleges and universities in four different regions of Thailand completed the CCAPS-Thai along with several carefully selected scales. Results from exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses supported a six-factor model. Findings also provided preliminary evidence for adequate internal consistency, test–retest reliability, and convergent validity of the CCAPS-Thai. Implications are discussed based on the mental health issues and cultural context of college students in Thailand.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-271
Number of pages24
JournalThe Counseling Psychologist
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology

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