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ERIC Number: EJ879990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Help-Seeking Attitudes among Arab and Jewish Adolescents in Israel
Gilat, Itzhak; Ezer, Hanna; Sagee, Rachel
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v38 n2 p205-218 May 2010
This study set out to explore the impact of ethnicity, gender, age and subjective well-being on help-seeking attitudes among Arab and Jewish adolescents in Israel. The sample comprised 395 Arab and 360 Jewish 7th- and 11th-grade pupils who were selected from six Arab and six Jewish schools in the north of Israel. The participants completed a self-report help-seeking questionnaire and an inventory measuring subjective well-being. Quantitative analyses testing the research hypotheses revealed that Arab youths were more willing to seek help from formal sources. Gender was differentially related to help-seeking in both ethnic groups, while age and subjective well-being yielded similar predictions among Arab and Jewish youths. Content analysis of the reasons for the decision to seek help revealed emotion-oriented and cognitive-oriented factors in both groups. Theoretical implications of the interaction between socio-cultural and psychological factors are discussed and practical implications are presented. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel