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

Madonna G. Constantine, Kathy A. Gainor

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Abstract

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 arc discussed. [Article copies available fora fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-HAWORTH. E-mail address: <docdelivery@haworthpress.com> Website: <http://www.HaworthPress.com>

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiracial Women in Therapy
Subtitle of host publicationBetween the Rock of Gender and the Hard Place of Race
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages147-158
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781317718468
ISBN (Print)9780789021458
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

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

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    Constantine, M. G., & Gainor, K. A. (2019). Depressive symptoms and attitudes toward counseling as predictors of biracial college women’s psychological help-seeking behavior. In Biracial Women in Therapy: Between the Rock of Gender and the Hard Place of Race (pp. 147-158). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.1300/J015v27n01_10