A person's internal working models of close relationships (J. Bowlby, 1988) incorporate 2 discrete yet interrelated cognitive schemas : a self model containing perceptions of one's own worth and lovability and an other model embodying core expectations about the trustworthiness and dependability of intimate others in one's social world.
This study tested hypothesized interrelationships, in a college-student sample, (a) between self-model differences and self-reported problems and (b) among other-model differences, problem levels, and help-seeking attitudes.
As expected, students with positive self models reported significantly fewer problems than did students with negative self models.
In addition, students'other-model grouping significantly interacted with their problem levels to predict their expressed willingess to seek counseling.
Implications of the findings for counseling practice are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Recherche aide, Conseil psychologique, Service santé, Santé mentale, Relation interpersonnelle, Interaction sociale, Attachement affectif, Attitude, Motivation, Adolescent, Homme, Adulte jeune, Adulte
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Help seeking, Psychological counseling, Health service, Mental health, Interpersonal relation, Social interaction, Affective attachment, Attitude, Motivation, Adolescent, Human, Young adult, Adult
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0121075
Code Inist : 002B18H02. Création : 22/06/1998.