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Title:Attributional Styles and Willingness to Seek Help Across Turkish and *American Cultures: Replication of Brickman's Attribution Model
Author(s):Darcan, Aysen
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Terence T.J.G.Tracey
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Abstract:This study explored how attributional styles and willingness to seek psychological help varied across Turkish and American college students. It was found that the two factor structure of Brickman's Attribution Model replicated in Turkish culture, thereby providing support for the structural equivalence for the model. As hypothesized, it was found that Turkish college students attributed both the cause and solution of their problems significantly more to external factors than American college students. Four counseling descriptions corresponding to one of the Brickman's four helping and coping orientations were developed for this study. It was found that regardless of the culture of the individual, college students preferred to seek psychological help with the descriptions that had the internal causal attribution than those with external focus. The implications of the results for the counseling field were discussed both at "cultural" and "individual" levels.
Issue Date:2001
Description:128 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3030425
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2001

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