Psychological correlates of help-seeking attitudes among children and adolescents

A F Garland, E F Zigler
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 1994, 64 (4): 586-93
A self-report measure of attitudes about seeking help from adults for psychosocial problems was administered to approximately 200 children and adolescents. More negative help-seeking attitudes were associated with male gender, adolescence, depressive symptomotology, and lower self-efficacy. Implications for effective delivery of mental health services to at-risk youth are discussed.

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