Examination of the Stigmas Toward Help Seeking Among Turkish College Students

Topkaya N., Vogel D. L., Brenner R. E.

Journal of Counseling and Development, vol.95, no.2, pp.213-225, 2017 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 95 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jcad.12133
  • Journal Name: Journal of Counseling and Development
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.213-225
  • Keywords: stigma, help seeking, diversity in counseling, cross-cultural, Turkey
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


This study builds on previous help-seeking research in the United States by examining the role of counseling stigma in Turkey. Undergraduate students in Turkey (N = 520) completed self-report measures of attitudes and intentions to seek counseling and 3 forms of help-seeking stigma. Results indicated that perceptions of public and social network stigma each uniquely contributed to the experience of self-stigma, which, in turn, influenced attitudes toward seeking counseling and then help-seeking intentions.