Differences in beliefs about psychological services in the relationship between sociorace and one's social network

Jeffrey Walter, Kyu Yon, Thomas M Skovholt

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Abstract

The roles of previous psychological service use and social network variables in beliefs about psychological services were examined with 184 college students. Having friends and family members who used psychological services, being female, and having used psychological services positively related with beliefs about psychological services. Socioracial differences in the effects of previous use of psychological services and social network variables on students' beliefs about psychological services were found. Suggestions for ways counselors can provide support to students are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-199
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Volume90
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012

Keywords

  • beliefs about psychological services
  • college students
  • help-seeking behavior
  • social network
  • sociorace

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