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ERIC Number: EJ763930
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Attachment Style, Ethnicity and Help-Seeking Attitudes among Adolescent Pupils
Moran, Patricia
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v35 n2 p205-218 May 2007
The present study set out to explore influences on help-seeking attitudes among adolescents. The roles of attachment style, ethnicity and symptomatology were examined, as previous research (predominantly from outside the UK) has shown they have an influence on help-seeking. A self-report questionnaire survey of help-seeking attitudes was carried out among 112 Asian, black and white UK pupils (age 15 years). Teachers were identified as the most frequently used source of previous professional help. Greater intentions to seek help were associated with being female, having a secure attachment style and having had previous experience of obtaining professional psychological help, but ethnicity and level of emotional and behavioural difficulties did not predict. Results are discussed in terms of implications for enhancing adolescent help-seeking. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom