A theory of planned behaviour model of professional help-seeking for self-harm

dc.contributor.advisorLewis, Stephen P.
dc.contributor.authorSchoonderbeek, Jill M.
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-19T14:27:12Z
dc.date.available2021-04-19T14:27:12Z
dc.date.copyright2010
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.description.abstractMany university students who engage in self-harm do not seek professional help. Thus, it is imperative to identify the factors that facilitate and prohibit professional help-seeking for self-harm. The theory of planned behaviour was used to examine social-cognitive variables, namely attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioural control, as predictors of professional help-seeking for self-harm. More favourable attitudes toward professional help-seeking for self-harm predicted greater intent to seek this help among individuals with a history of self-harm; this relation increased as a function of greater self-harm frequency. Furthermore, university students who perceived advice from friends as encouraging of seeking professional help for self-harm endorsed greater intent to seek professional help. Findings highlight the importance of targeting attitudes toward professional help for self-harm in prevention and intervention programs with theoretical, empirical, and clinical implications discussed.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/25036
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subjectself-harmen_US
dc.subjectprofessional help-seekingen_US
dc.subjectplanned behaviour modelen_US
dc.subjectuniversity studentsen_US
dc.subjectfavourable attitudesen_US
dc.titleA theory of planned behaviour model of professional help-seeking for self-harmen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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