Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The purpose of this study was to identify factors that impact intentions to seek mental health services as well as to explore how they may vary based on race. A total of 172 participants were asked to fill out questions that measured variables related to help-seeking. Results indicated that Asians had significantly higher levels of self-stigma, lower levels of benefits of self-disclosure, and lower intentions to seek help than both Whites and African Americans. Multiple regression analyses showed that self-stigma was a significant predictor of intentions for all three groups, while benefits of self-disclosure was only significant for Whites and Asians. The model was found to be most predictive for Asians and least predictive for African Americans.
Saykeo, Sierra P. and Lawrence, Eva
"Factors that affect help-seeking: Examining racial differences between Whites, Asians, and African Americans,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 24:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol24/iss1/8