An Exploration of Factors Toward Seeking Psychological Help for African-American Male College Students

Kevin Mitchell, Tennessee State University

Abstract

The growing apathy among African American male college students, regarding the use of mental health services, has become the focal point of increased interest for professional counselors. This descriptive and analytical study will utilize hierarchical multiple regression analysis to evaluate the potential relationship between cultural mistrust among African American male college students and their attitudes towards seeking psychological help. The salience of cultural mistrust and the extent to which Blacks mistrust Whites is measured using the Cultural Mistrust Inventory (Terrell & Terrell, 1981). Assessing elements of African self consciousness and personality traits are measured by the African self-consciousness construct (Baldwin & Bell, 1982). Attitudes and beliefs concerning psychology and mental health will be examined by the use of the Attitudes Toward Seeking Professional Psychological Help (Fisher & Turner, 1970). The omnibus test of the regression model suggested that these variables explained less than 10% of the variance. These results suggest further study to explore additional variables affecting the relationship between mental health help-seeking and African Americans.^

Subject Area

African American studies|Counseling Psychology

Recommended Citation

Kevin Mitchell, "An Exploration of Factors Toward Seeking Psychological Help for African-American Male College Students" (2015). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI3726293.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI3726293

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