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Title:African Americans and intentions to seek counseling: A test of two models
Author(s):Bonner, Wendell Wyman
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Rounds, James
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Black Studies
Health Sciences, Mental Health
Education, Educational Psychology
Education, Health
Abstract:Two intentions to seek counseling models with hypothesized relationships among racial identity, attitudes toward counseling, personal attitudes (personal control), subjective norm, and intentions to seek counseling were tested using black students on predominantly white college campuses. These models were developed based on Ajzen and Fishbein's (Ajzen & Fishbein, 1980) theory of Reasoned Action. In Model I, it was hypothesized that racial identity and personal attitudes would be significant predictors of attitudes toward counseling, and that attitudes toward counseling would be a significant predictor of intentions to seek counseling. In Model II, it was hypothesized that racial identity would be a significant predictor of both personal attitudes (personal control) and intentions to seek counseling. It was also hypothesized that personal attitudes (personal control) would be a significant predictor of intentions to seek counseling. Two indicators of each construct were collected from 173 black students. Using path analysis, Model I showed an acceptable fit with the data. In Model I, attitudes toward counseling had the greatest impact on intentions to seek counseling. The implications for research and interventions are discussed.
Issue Date:1994
Rights Information:Copyright 1994 Bonner, Wendell Wyman
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9503144
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9503144

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