Depressive symptoms and attitudes toward counseling as predictors of biracial college women's psychological help-seeking behavior

Madonna G. Constantine, Kathy Gainor

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This study explored the extent to which biracial college women's attitudes toward counseling and reported depressive symptoms would predict their psychological help-seeking behavior. Results of a logistic regression analysis revealed that biracial college women with more favorable attitudes toward counseling were more likely to seek professional psychological help. In addition, biracial women with higher depression scores were more likely to seek professional mental health treatment. Implications of the findings for counseling center personnel are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-158
Number of pages12
JournalWomen and Therapy
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2004



  • Biracial
  • College students
  • Counseling attitudes
  • Depression
  • Help-seeking behavior

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