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Factors Influencing Korean International Students' Preferences for Mental Health Professionals: A Conjoint Analysis.
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PMID:  23325071     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Asian students comprise over half of all international students in the United States, yet little is known about their help-seeking behaviors and preferences for mental health professionals. The purpose of this study was to use conjoint analysis to examine characteristics of mental health professionals influencing Korean international students' preferences when choosing a mental health professional. Korean international students from three universities in the United States were recruited on a volunteer basis to participate in this study (N = 114). Results indicated that mental health professional characteristics, including ethnicity, age, professional identity, and training institution, were significant factors in students' preference formation; however, gender of the mental health professional was not found to be a significant factor in the present study. Ethnic similarity was the most powerful predictor of preference formation. Implications for promoting help-seeking and mental health service utilization among Asian international students are discussed.
Authors:
Eun-Jeong Lee; Fong Chan; Nicole Ditchman; Maia Feigon
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Community mental health journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-2789     ISO Abbreviation:  Community Ment Health J     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0005735     Medline TA:  Community Ment Health J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
College of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 60616, USA, elee20@iit.edu.
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