ERIC Number: EJ838082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Do Sex, Sex-Role Orientation, and Exposure to Gender-Congruent Therapy Models Influence Receptivity to Psychotherapy?
Park, Heather L.; Hatchett, Gregory T.
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v20 n3 p3-17 Feb 2006
This study had two objectives. The first objective was to evaluate how well sex and sex-role orientation predicted receptivity to psychotherapy. The second objective was to evaluate whether exposure to gender-congruent therapy videos influenced participants' receptivity to psychotherapy. Participants were randomly assigned to three conditions: (1) exposure to a more masculine form of therapy, (2) exposure to a more feminine form of therapy, or (3) a control condition. Although both sex and sex-role orientation were significant predictors, sex-role orientation (femininity) emerged as the best predictor of attitudes toward psychotherapy. However, only participant sex (female) predicted willingness to refer oneself to therapy. Contrary to our expectations, neither sex nor femininity interacted with the experimental manipulations in influencing receptivity to psychotherapy. Implications of these findings for clinicians employed in university counseling centers are presented. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Sex Role, Sexual Identity, Psychotherapy, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Effectiveness, Films, Masculinity, Gender Differences, Feminism, Comparative Analysis, Predictor Variables, College Students, School Counseling, Student Attitudes, Attitude Change, Mental Health
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Bem Sex Role Inventory