Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/28440
Title: Seeking professional help : etiology beliefs about mental illness across cultures
Authors: Chen, SX 
Mak, WWS
Keywords: Americans
Chinese
culture
help-seeking
lay beliefs
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assoc
Source: Journal of counseling psychology, 2008, v. 55, no. 4, p. 442-450 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of Counseling Psychology 
Abstract: In the present study, the authors examined the contributions of cultural beliefs about the etiology of mental illness to the seeking of help from mental health professionals among college students in 4 cultural groups, European Americans, Chinese Americans, Hong Kong Chinese, and Mainland Chinese. Group differences were found in help-seeking history and likelihood, with European and Chinese Americans being more likely to seek help than Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese. Multiple-group path analysis showed that lay beliefs about causes of mental illness and prior help-seeking history significantly predicted help-seeking likelihood, which was related positively to environmental/hereditary causes but negatively to social-personal causes. Our findings demonstrate the importance of understanding help-seeking patterns within specific cultural contexts and the effects of Western influences on shaping help-seeking propensities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/28440
DOI: 10.1037/a0012898
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