Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Publication Title

Canadian Journal of Counselling

Volume

40

Issue

4

First Page

224

Last Page

241

Abstract

English The present study examined the role of pancultural social beliefs, as measured by the Social Axioms Survey (SAS), in predicting attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help in an ethnically-diverse sample of Canadian university students (N=400). The result of a hierarchical regression showed that the collective contribution of the six SAS factors was significant in explaining help-seeking attitudes. Overall, gender, age, ethnicity, perceived stress, and two SAS factors (Social Cynicism and Interpersonal Harmony) emerged as the significant predictors of help-seeking attitudes. There were also gender and ethnic differences in help-seeking attitudes, perceived stress, and across the six SAS factors.

Comments

This article was first published in the Canadian Journal of Counselling (http://www.cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/cjc/index.php/rcc/article/view/302/202).

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