Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Psychology


Clinical Psychology



First Advisor

Gary Stoner


The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of the factors that influence Asian American college students’ attitudes towards seeking help from mental health professionals. The current study examined the effects of adherence to Asian American values, ethnic identity, and ethnic density of neighborhood of origin on help-seeking attitudes among 155 Asian American college students. Results indicated that adherence to Asian American values, particularly the value of Emotional Self-Control, negatively predicted attitudes towards seeking help. However, ethnic identity and ethnic density of neighborhood of origin were not found to be related to attitudes towards seeking professional psychological help. Limitations and directions for future research are discussed.



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