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2021 Volume 11
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Volume 11, Issue 1, April 2021,
Page(s): 87-96
Original Empirical Research
Received: May 11, 2019; Accepted: November 27, 2020; Published online: April 14, 2021
doi:10.2399/yod.20.563336; Copyright © 2021, Deomed
The Relationship of University Students' Professional Psychological Help-Seeking Attitudes with their Attachment Styles and Personality Traits
Emine Ülken1 ORCIDID, Hatice Odacı2 ORCIDID (E-mail)
1Beşikdüzü Merkez Secondary School, Trabzon, Turkey
2Division of Social Psychology, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Letters, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey
*This article has been produced from the Master's thesis titled "Examining the Attitudes of University Students' Getting Psychological Help in Terms of Attachment Styles, Personality Traits and Some Socio-Demographic Variables" conducted by Emine Ülken under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Hatice Odacı at Karadeniz Technical University, Institute of Educational Sciences, Trabzon.
University years can be perceived by a young adult as a complex time involving many changes. In this period, the individual encounters various problems that s/he needs to overcome. Since young people are not always able to solve their problems on their own in this critical period, they seek professional help. There are many individual and environmental variables that affect university students' attitudes of seeking professional psychological help. The present study investigated the relationships between university students' attitudes towards seeking professional psychological help, their attachment styles, and personality traits. The study group consisted of 786 university students, of whom 441 were female, 320 were male, and 25 declined to state gender. Demographic Information Form, Attitudes Towards Seeking Psychological Help Scale-S, Relationship Scales Questionnaire and Adjective-Based Personality Test were administered to the participants. The obtained data were analyzed by using the Pearson product moment correlation coefficient and multiple linear regression analysis techniques. The results of the analyses showed that the attitudes towards seeking professional psychological help positively and significantly correlated with the secure attachment style, while it significantly but negatively correlated with the preoccupied attachment style. The attitudes towards seeking professional psychological help also showed a significant correlation with the traits of extraversion, openness, good-temper, and responsibility.
Keywords: Attachment styles, attitude towards seeking professional psychological help, personality traits
How to cite this article: Ülken, E., & Odacı, H. (2021). Üniversite öğrencilerinin profesyonel psikolojik yardım alma tutumları ile bağlanma stilleri ve kişilik özellikleri arasındaki ilişki. Yükseköğretim Dergisi, 11(1), 87-96.
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