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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 16 | Page No.: 1871-1876
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2014.1871.1876
 
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International Students’ Mental Health and Attitude Toward Counseling Centers

Masoumeh Alavi, Seyed Mohamed Shafeq, Seyedeh Maryam Geramian and Mohd Tajudin Ninggal

Abstract:
The main objective of this study is to identify the state of international students’ mental health in a university setting. As the second objective, the study investigates students’ attitudes toward seeking help from counseling centers located in their university. A sample of 150 international postgraduate students with mental health problems was selected from a population of 412. For the purpose of data collection a questionnaire was administered. The questionnaire was a researcher-made questionnaire concerning students’ attitude toward seeking counseling help. The findings indicated that from the total of 150 international students with mental health problems only 49 had visited the university counseling center. The main reasons behind the reluctance of students to seek counseling help were students’ negative culture and beliefs, lack of information regarding the location of the counseling center or places that offer related services, lack of necessity to visit counselors and lack of safety when visiting a counselor.
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Masoumeh Alavi, Seyed Mohamed Shafeq, Seyedeh Maryam Geramian and Mohd Tajudin Ninggal, 2014. International Students’ Mental Health and Attitude Toward Counseling Centers. Journal of Applied Sciences, 14: 1871-1876.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2014.1871.1876

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2014.1871.1876

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