A. I came for treatment at the clinic because:
1. I really want to make some changes in my life.
2. I won't feel good about myself if I don't get some help.
3. I was referred by the legal system.
4. I feel so guilty about my problem that I have to do something about it.
5. It is important to me personally to solve my problems.
B. If I remain in treatment it will probably be because:
6. I’ll get in trouble if I don’t.
7. I’ll feel very bad about myself if I don't.
8. I’ll feel like a failure if I don't.
9. I feel like it's the best way to help myself.
10. I don't really feel like I have a choice about staying in treatment.
11. I feel it is in my best interests to complete treatment.
C. Rate each of the following in terms of how true each statement is for you.
12. I came to treatment now because I was under pressure to come.
13. I am not sure this program will work for me.
14. I am confident this program will work for me.
15. I decided to come to treatment because I was interested in getting help.
16. I'm not convinced that this program will help me stop drinking.
17. I want to openly relate with others in the program.
18. I want to share some of my concerns and feelings with others.
19. It will be important for me to work closely with others in solving my problem.
20. I am responsible for this choice of treatment.
21. I doubt that this program will solve my problems.
22. I look forward to relating to others who have similar problems.
23. I chose this treatment because I think it is an opportunity for change.
24. I am not very confident that I will get results from treatment this time.
25. It will be a relief for me to share my concerns with other program participants.
26. I accept the fact that I need some help and support from others to beat my problem.
References concerning the TMQ
Ryan‚ R. M.‚ Plant‚ R. W.‚ & O’Malley‚ S. (1995). Initial motivations for alcohol treatment: Relations with patient characteristics‚ treatment involvement and dropout. Addictive Behaviors‚ 20‚ 279-297.
Zeldman‚ A.‚ Ryan‚ R. M.‚ & Fiscella‚ K. (1999). Attitudes‚ beliefs and motives in addiction recovery. Unpublished manuscript‚ University of Rochester.
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The Motivation for Therapy Scale
The TSRQ has been adapted by Pelletier‚ Tuson‚ and Haddad (1997) for motivation for psychotherapy. Contact Luc G. Pelletier‚ University of Ottawa (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information about it.
Pelletier‚ L. G.‚ Tuson‚ K. M.‚ & Haddad‚ N. K. (1997). Client Motivation for Therapy Scale: A measure of intrinsic motivation‚ extrinsic motivation‚ and amotivation for therapy. Journal of Personality Assessment‚ 68‚ 414-435.