Title

Asian Americans’ mental health help-seeking attitudes: The relative and unique roles of cultural values and ethnic identity.

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

3-4-2021

Abstract

Previous research has established that Asian Americans are less likely than other racial and ethnic groups to seek help from mental health professionals. In this study, we examined the relative and unique roles of cultural values and ethnic identity in Asian American college students’ mental health help-seeking attitudes. Participants were 155 Asian American college students recruited from the community (Mage = 25.23 years, 67.1% men). Results indicated that greater adherence to Asian American values, specifically emotional self-control, was uniquely associated with poorer attitudes toward seeking mental health help. Findings underscore the role of emotional processes in attitudes toward seeking mental health help. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved)

Publication Title

Asian American Journal of Psychology

Volume

12

Issue

2

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