ERIC Number: EJ779523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Asian Cultural Values, Attitudes toward Seeking Professional Psychological Help, and Willingness to See a Counselor
Kim, Bryan S. K.; Omizo, Michael M.
Counseling Psychologist, v31 n3 p343-361 2003
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among Asian American adherence to Asian cultural values, attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help, and willingness to see a counselor. Based on the data from 242 Asian American college students, the results revealed that adherence to Asian cultural values inversely predicted both attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help and general willingness to see a counselor, above and beyond the effects of related demographic variables. The results also indicated that attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help were a perfect mediator on the relationship between adherence to Asian cultural values and willingness to see a counselor in general and between adherence to Asian values and willingness to see a counselor for personal and health problems in particular.
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Values, Psychology, Asian Americans, Asian Culture, College Students, Student Attitudes, Counseling
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