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ERIC Number: EJ904529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0653
Psychological Help-Seeking Attitudes and Barriers to Help-Seeking in Young People in Turkey
Koydemir, Selda; Erel, Ozge; Yumurtaci, Duygu; Sahin, Gozde Nur
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v32 n4 p274-289 Dec 2010
This qualitative research sought to understand the needs of Turkish university students related to adjustment to university, the sources they seek help from, their attitudes about and barriers to psychological help-seeking. Data analysis of interview transcriptions from 15 undergraduates identified several themes. Interpersonal problems, difficulties with staff and authority and future concerns were the most frequent issues. Students preferred informal sources of help in dealing with problems and in the main did not seek psychological help when confronted with problems. Perceiving one's problems as manageable and having an unwillingness to disclose oneself to others were among the barriers to help-seeking. Students were also unwilling to seek help from a professional unless the problem seemed crucial.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey