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Hot Topics in Research: Testing a multiple mediation model of Asian American college students’ willingness to see a counselor

David Teter Hot Topics in Research

Kim PY, Park IJ. Testing a multiple mediation model of Asian American college students’ willingness to see a counselor. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2009 Jul;15(3):295-302. doi: 10.1037/a0014396. PMID: 19594258.

Abstract:

Adapting the theory of reasoned action, 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.