Asian American, help-seeking attitudes, theory of reasoned action (TRA), social influences on help-seeking
Adapting the theory of reasoned action (TRA), the present study examined help-seeking beliefs, attitudes, and intent among Asian American college students (N = 110). A multiple mediation model was tested to see if the relation between Asian values and willingness to see a counselor was mediated by attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help and subjective norm. A bootstrapping procedure was used to test the multiple mediation model. Results indicated that subjective norm was the sole significant mediator of the effect of Asian values on willingness to see a counselor. The findings highlight the importance of social influences on help-seeking intent among Asian American college students.
Kim, P. Y. & Park, I. J. K. (2009). Testing a multiple mediation model of Asian American college students’ willingness to see a counselor. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 15, 295-302. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0014396