Predicting the Intention of Seeking Psychological Help among Emerging Adults with Divorced Parents using the Theory of Planned Behavior

Salma Vania Widyatmiko, Endang Retno Surjaningrum

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Abstract

This study aims to examine the factors that influence the intention of emerging adults with divorced parents to seek psychological help using the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) terminology. A total of 118 participants aged 18-25 years old took part in the study. Participants completed self-report questionnaires using the Mental Health Intention Scale, Self-Stigma of Seeking Help Scale, Attitude Towards Seeking Professional Help Scale, and Stigma Scale for Receiving Psychological Help. The multiple linear regression analysis showed that the intention to seek psychological help was significantly associated with the TPB predictors. The attitude toward help-seeking was found to be the most influential predictor of an emerging adult's intention to find out psychological help. Based on the findings of this study, the interventions related to the psychological help-seeking intention should consider individual attitudes, norms, and beliefs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-217
Number of pages14
JournalPsychological Thought
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • TPB
  • divorce parents
  • emerging adult
  • help-seeking intention
  • youth well-being index

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