Self-concealment, avoidance of psychological services, and perceived likelihood of seeking professional help.
Undergraduate students (N=732) completed questionnaires about their perceived likelihood of seeking professional psychological help, attitudes toward psychotherapy, fears of psychotherapy, psychological distress, social support, and self-concealment.
Self-concealment (a person's tendency to keep intimate information secret) was positively associated with self-reported distress and avoidance of needed psychological treatment.
Although low social support was associated with greater perceived likelihood of seeking help, this effect was canceled at high levels of self-concealment.
Specific types of distress selectively predicted perceived likelihood of seeking help as a function of the type of problem for which help would have been sought.
Overall, the data contradicted previous findings and conclusions that suggested high self-concealers were more inclined than low self-concealers to seek psychological services.
Mots-clés Pascal : Recherche aide, Service santé, Santé mentale, Psychothérapie, Traitement, Attitude, Support social, Motivation, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Help seeking, Health service, Mental health, Psychotherapy, Treatment, Attitude, Social support, Motivation, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0121077
Code Inist : 002B18H02. Création : 22/06/1998.