Propensity for seeking counseling services: a comparison of Asian and American undergraduates

J Am Coll Health. 1995 Mar;43(5):201-4. doi: 10.1080/07448481.1995.9940477.


The authors used the somaticization scale of the Brief Symptom Inventory to study Asian and American college students' propensity for seeking counseling at an American university. They found that the Asian students were more likely than the American students were to report that they would seek counseling services when they experience somatic discomfort. The Asian students scored significantly higher on inclination for seeking counseling than did the American students.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Asia / ethnology
  • Asian Americans / psychology*
  • Attitude to Health*
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Health Services / statistics & numerical data
  • Pennsylvania
  • Somatoform Disorders / ethnology*
  • Student Health Services / statistics & numerical data
  • Students / psychology*
  • United States