Psychological help-seeking intention among college students across three problem areas

Timothy R. Hess, Terence Tracey

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The theory of planned behavior (TPB) was used to understand psychological help-seeking intention for 3 common concerns: anxiety or depression, career choice concerns, and alcohol or drug use. Eight hundred eighty-nine university students completed surveys for the TPB variables plus belief in personal efficacy and control to solve the problems. Path analysis demonstrated path invariance, indicating that the importance of TPB variables do not vary based on concern in the decision-making process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-330
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013


  • decision making
  • path analysis
  • psychological help seeking
  • theory of planned behavior
  • university students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology


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