The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the internal and external influences on help-seeking behavior in Latino male high school students (n=22) who were academically at-risk. Participants were asked to describe how and why they sought assistance from school counselors for academic and personal concerns. The data were analyzed using interpretive phenomenological analysis. The findings indicated various cultural and societal factors (gender roles, masculinity/machismo, face, and teachers of masculinity) that negatively influence help-seeking habits, while internal factors (positive internal strength, perceived knowledge and competence, and trusting relationships) were identified as positive influencers. These influencers related to one another and their relationship is drawn out in a model that described the experience of participants. Recommendations for future research and practice are provided for scholars and school personnel who work with this population.
|Commitee:||Forrest, Laura, Kreiser, Pamela O.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||School counseling, Secondary education|
|Keywords:||At-risk students, Help-seeking, Latino students, Masculinity, School counseling|
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