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ERIC Number: EJ957966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Vietnamese Americans' Attitudes toward Seeking Mental Health Services: Relation to Cultural Variables
Nguyen, Quang Charles X.; Anderson, Louis P.
Journal of Community Psychology, v33 n2 p213-231 Mar 2005
This study examined the relation between culturally based variables and attitudes toward seeking mental health services among a community sample of Vietnamese Americans (N = 148) with at least 8 years' residence in the United States (U.S.). Variables included Stigma, Traditional Beliefs about Mental Illness, Help-Seeking Preferences, Problem Prioritizing, and Disclosure. The results indicated that Disclosure, Help-Seeking Preferences, and Problem Prioritizing were significant predictors of attitudes. Greater willingness to disclose, greater preference for professional resources over family/community resources, and higher priority placed on mental/emotional health concerns over other concerns were each associated with more favorable attitudes toward seeking mental health services. Stigma and Traditional Beliefs about Mental Illness did not appear to be significant predictors. Implications of the findings are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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