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ERIC Number: EJ897356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0011-0000
The Role of Public and Self-Stigma in Predicting Attitudes toward Group Counseling
Vogel, David L.; Shechtman, Zipora; Wade, Nathaniel G.
Counseling Psychologist, v38 n7 p904-922 Oct 2010
Public and self-stigmas have been implicated as factors in the underutilization of individual counseling. However, group counseling is also underutilized, and yet scholars know very little about the role of different types of stigma on attitudes toward seeking group counseling. Therefore, the current study examined the relationships between public and self-stigma and attitudes toward group counseling among a sample of 491 U.S. college students. Results of structural equation modeling analyses indicated that public stigma is internalized as self-stigma and self-stigma is then negatively related to attitudes toward group counseling. Furthermore, public stigma and self-stigma explained 52% of the variance in attitudes toward seeking help. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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