ERIC Number: EJ775928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
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Adherence to Asian and European American Cultural Values and Attitudes toward Seeking Professional Psychological Help among Asian American College Students
Kim, Bryan S. K.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v54 n4 p474-480 Oct 2007
Possible relations among enculturation and acculturation to cultural values and attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help were examined among 146 Asian American college students. In addition, possible relations between various dimensions of Asian values and attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help were examined. As hypothesized, the results indicated a significant inverse relation between enculturation to Asian values and professional help-seeking attitudes, above and beyond that of the association with having previous counseling experience. Although bivariate correlational results suggested possible inverse relations between the Asian values dimensions of collectivism, emotional self-control, and humility and professional help-seeking attitudes, these associations were not confirmed with a hierarchical multiple regression model. Contrary to expectation, a significant relation was not observed between values acculturation and professional help-seeking attitudes. Also, the interaction between enculturation and acculturation to cultural values was not significantly predictive of professional help-seeking attitudes.
Descriptors: Values, Psychology, College Students, Acculturation, Asian Americans, Help Seeking, Whites, Student Attitudes, Counseling, Correlation, Asian Culture, Self Control, Cultural Traits, Prediction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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