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Males' Expectations of Counseling

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Mary Anderson

Department

Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology

Presentation Date

4-24-2015

Document Type

Poster

Abstract

In today's society, a man upholding masculinity alone is not enough. There is a constant need to "prove" their masculinity. Men's inability to recognize when they are experiencing stress, strain, and sickness is noted as being due to them being socialized to ignore their feelings (Wilson, n.d.). Although research that addresses the concept of help-seeking has expanded, it continues to be limited in its focus on men. In addition, not much attention has been given to counseling expections. The purpose of the present study is to expan the current knowledge base on men and their counseling expectations. This study examined the relationship that SES, counseling stigma, ethnic identity, and counseling barriers have with males' counseling expectations. One hundred and thirty-two males participated in this study. A canonical analysis provided support in examining the relationships between the predictor variables and outcome/criterion variables. Findings from the canonical analysis supported the proposed hypothesis.

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