Help seeking as a function of student characteristics and program description: A logit-loglinear analysis

Terence Tracey, al et al

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Each member of a random sample of 175 undergraduates (85 females and 90 males) received 1 of 8 workshop descriptions and was asked to respond to questions regarding the description. The counseling workshop descriptions were varied on the type of workshop, attributional basis, focus of effect. Ss' help-seeking attitudes and behaviors were examined using logit-loglinear analysis with regard to the 3 workshop description variables and Ss' sex and coping level. It was found that help-seeking attitudes were related to S's level of coping and content of the specific workshop offered and that a positive attitude was associated with an interaction between the attributional basis and focus of effect used in the workshop description. Actual help-seeking behavior was a function of the interaction of S's sex and the focus of effect used in the description. (33 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-62
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Counseling Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes



  • student characteristics & counseling workshop descriptions, help seeking attitudes & behavior, college students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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