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Table 2 Weighted kappa and Cronbach alfa for the self-report inventory of fear of and behavioural intentions toward the mentally ill (95%Cls), (n = 51)

From: Test - retest reliability of two instruments for measuring public attitudes towards persons with mental illness

Item Weighted kappa (95% Cls)
I am afraid of people with mental illness 0.37 (0.18-0.56)
Would you object to having mentally ill people living in your neighbourhood? 0.29 (0.13-0.46)
Would you avoid conversations with neighbours who had suffered from mental illness? 0.41 (0.21-0.60)
Would you be willing to work with somebody with a mental illness? 0.31 (0.12-0.49)
Would you invite somebody into your home if you knew they suffered from mental illness? 0.54 (0.36-0.72)
Would you be worried about visiting somebody with a mental illness? 0.28 (0.06-0.50)
If somebody had been a former psychiatric patient, would you have them as a friend? 0.36 (0.09-0.63)
If somebody who had been a former psychiatric patient came to live next door to you, would you greet them occasionally? 0.31 (0.06-0.57)
Would you have casual conversations with neighbours who had suffered from mental illness? 0.41 (0.18-0.64)
If somebody who had been a former psychiatric patient came to live next door to you, would you visit them? 0.30 (0.11-0.49)
Cronbach alfa 0.80
  1. Weighted kappa, < 0.20 poor agreement, 0.21-0.40 fair, 0.41-0.60 moderate, 0.61-0.80 good, 0.81-1.00 very good (Altman, 1991)