The theory of planned behavior in predicting ROTC students' intentions to seek psychological services

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dc.contributor.advisor Kruczek, Theresa A. Jackson, Matthew S. 2015-12-29T19:44:33Z 2015-12-29T19:44:33Z 2015-12-19
dc.description.abstract Past research has shown that ROTC students have fewer intentions to seek help and less favorable attitudes towards help seeking than students in the general college population, which may stem from ROTC cadets having a unique constellation of beliefs towards counseling due to their dual roles as both college students and service members. The present study sought to identify which determinant of the Theory of Planned Behavior (attitudes, subjective norms, PBC) most strongly influenced intentions to seek help, and the salient beliefs contributing to the three determinants. A total of 128 ROTC cadets completed a series of newly developed and previously established quantitative and qualitative measures. Results of a hierarchical multiple regression analysis indicated that the TPB model accounted for 62% of the variance in ROTC participants’ intentions to seek help. Subjective norms (ß = .44), was found to be a stronger predictor of intentions than either attitudes (ß = .38) or PBC (ß = .16). A content analysis of ROTC participants’ responses to a series of open-ended questions identified a unique constellation of salient beliefs. These findings highlight the need for the development of an ROTC specific intervention. Clinical implications and directions for future research are discussed. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
dc.subject.lcsh Preschool children.
dc.subject.lcsh Readiness for school -- Testing.
dc.subject.lcsh Kindergarten.
dc.title The theory of planned behavior in predicting ROTC students' intentions to seek psychological services en_US
dc.title.alternative Title on signature form: Relationship of preschool varibles to kindergarten readiness
dc.title.alternative Variables impacting school readiness Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US

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