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Table 3 Descriptive statistics for the Knowledge and Attitude to Mental Health Scales

From: Development and psychometric properties of the Knowledge and Attitudes to Mental Health Scales (KAMHS): a psychometric measure of mental health literacy in children and adolescents

Subscale Mean (SD) Range Skew (SE) Kurtosis (SE) Test – retest reliability Means male: female
Knowledge 2.21 (0.30) 0.42–3.50 0.10 (0.10) 3.63 (0.21) .40** 2.21: 2.21
Good Mental Health 2.53 (0.51) 0.67–4.00 0.14 (0.10) 0.27 (0.21) .41** 2.59: 2.49
(Lack of) Stigma 2.94 (0.58) 0.67–4.00 − 0.24 (0.10) 0.08 (0.21) .47** 2.81: 3.06 #
(Lack of) Self-Stigma 2.35 (0.74) 0.00–4.00 −0.40 (0.10) 0.19 (0.21) .60** 2.46: 2.25 #
(Lack of) Avoidant Coping 2.25 (0.62) 0.00–4.00 −0.19 (0.10) 0.48 (0.21) .45** 2.24: 2.27
Help-seeking Behaviours 2.33 (0.73) 0.00–4.00 −0.02 (0.10) 0.23 (0.21) .64** 2.48: 2.19 #
Social Desirability 2.01 (0.62) .38–3.75 0.09 (0.10) −0.16 (0.21) .56** 1.92: 2.12 #
  1. ** Correlation is significant (2-tailed) p < .01
  2. # Significant differences between means (2-tailed) p < .05