Skip to main content
Article
Emotional expression, perceptions of therapy, and help-seeking intentions in men attending therapy services
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)
  • Coralie J Wilson, University of Wollongong
  • Joseph V Ciarrochi, School of Psychology, University of Wollongong
  • Frank P Deane, University of Wollongong
  • Jason Cusack
RIS ID
15841
Publication Date
1-1-2006
Publication Details

Cusack, J., Deane, F. P., Wilson, C. J. & Ciarrochi, J. V. (2006). Emotional expression, perceptions of therapy, and help-seeking intentions in men attending therapy services. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 7 (2), 69-82.

Abstract

Seventy-three men who were currently accessing or had recently accessed mental health services completed a questionnaire regarding their emotional expression, engagement in therapy, perceptions of treatment helpfulness, and future help-seeking intentions. Perceptions of treatment helpfulness were inversely predicted by alexithymia (mediated by bond) and restrictive emotionality, although these emotional expression variables were unrelated to future help-seeking intentions. Bond was positively related to perceptions of treatment helpfulness and both variables predicted future help-seeking intentions. Contrary to expectations, perceptions of treatment helpfulness did not mediate the relationship between bond and future help-seeking intentions. It was concluded that, once in therapy, bond and perceptions of treatment helpfulness are more important to future help-seeking intentions than a man's difficulty or discomfort with emotional expression.

Citation Information
Coralie J Wilson, Joseph V Ciarrochi, Frank P Deane and Jason Cusack. "Emotional expression, perceptions of therapy, and help-seeking intentions in men attending therapy services" (2006) p. 69 - 82
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joseph_ciarrochi/27/