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ERIC Number: ED573235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1308-7177
Attitude towards Seeking Professional Psychological Help in a Sample of Pre-Service Teachers
Kaya, Çinar
Online Submission, Bartin University Journal of Faculty of Education v4 n1 p224-234 Jun 2015
The attitude toward seeking professional psychological help is an important concept in the literature related to psychological help-seeking behaviors. The present study aimed to investigate the attitudes of pre-service teachers toward seeking psychological help. Data was collected from 143 university students from the Faculty of Education. Construct was assessed using the abbreviated Turkish form of the "scale" "Attitudes Toward Seeking Psychological Help (ASPH-S)" and a personal information form created by the researcher was utilized in order to obtain demographic and personal data. A general pattern of reluctance for help seeking was illustrated in the descriptive statistical results. No gender difference was found with respect to Attitude towards seeking psychological help. Attitude towards seeking psychological help had a significant correlation with age in the negative direction. Age correlated positively with actual history of professional psychological help and presence of educational experience about psychological help. Presence of educational experience about psychological help correlated positively with history of professional psychological help. Year in university correlated positively with presence of educational experience about psychological help. Income level correlated negatively with history of professional psychological help. The results and future implications are discussed.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey