The Prediction of University Students' Willingness to Seek Counseling

Erkan S., Ozbay Y., CİHANGİR ÇANKAYA Z., Terzi S.

KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI, cilt.12, sa.1, ss.25-42, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.25-42


The aim of this research is to determine the variables that qualify the help seeking behavior (willingness to seek counseling(of Turkish university students. A total of 5829 college students (2974 females, 2841 males, 14 unknown(from eleven universities in Turkey have participated in the study. Personal Form, Self Concealment Scale, Willingness to Seek Counseling Scale, Problem Areas Scale, Attitudes Towards Seeking Professional Psychological Help Scale, Multi-Dimensional Perceived Social Support Scale, Bern Sex Role Inventory have been used in the research. Moreover, the hierarchic regression analysis technique has been used in the analysis of the data. It is observed that the study has significantly predicated the points gathered from independent variables with the points related to willingness to seek help. This finding shows that independent variables can be regarded as explaining the 26 % variance related to the help seeking behavior points. The results show that the most significant predicator of college students willingness to seeking psychological help level is positive attitudes towards seeking psychological help.