Help seeking and its relations to self-stigma, attachment models and gender

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This study examined the relationship between help-seeking behavior and gender, self-stigma of seeking psychological help and internal working models of attachment. Sample was selected among university students and 307 of them responded to the study survey. There were three self-reported measures: Self-Stigma of Seeking Psychological Help Scale, Relationships Questionnaire, and Demographic Form. Logistic regression analysis has been implemented to examine the research question. According to the results, self-stigma level significantly predicted helpseeking behavior. Gender and internal working models did not relate to that behavior.


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Citation Formats
H. Dalak, “Help seeking and its relations to self-stigma, attachment models and gender,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2015.