Faculty Publications

Title

An exploratory study about Koreans’ attitudes towards counselling services

Document Type

Article

Keywords

ATSPPH, content analysis, factor analysis, Help-seeking attitudes, Korea, mental health services, mixed-method

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Counselling Psychology Quarterly

Volume

32

Issue

1

First Page

100

Last Page

120

Abstract

This mixed-method design research is an exploratory study of Korean college students’ perceptions of seeking counselling. The quantitative part of the study is a series of factor analyses of the Attitudes Toward Seeking Professional Psychological Help Scale (ATSPPH) to extract culturally valid items and constructs. The qualitative part of the study is a content analysis of the written responses to an open-ended question. The factor analyses of the ATSPPH resulted in selecting 15 items and extracting three constructs: Conditional Usefulness, Fear of Judgment, and Lack of Necessity. The content analysis of the written responses derived three additional constructs, including Utilities of Counselling, Provider and Environment of Counselling, and Socio-Cultural and Practical Issues. The meaning of the findings, implications, limitations, and strengths of this study were discussed.

Department

Department of Psychology

Original Publication Date

1-2-2019

DOI of published version

10.1080/09515070.2017.1367273

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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