Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Predict Resident Assistants' Intention to Refer Students to Counseling

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Carrie A. Wachter Morris, Associate Professor & School Counseling Coordinator (Creator)
Deborah J. Taub, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: GATEKEEPER TRAINING is an approach used to increase mental health-related assistance for students who are at risk for suicide. In this study, the Theory of Planned Behavior (TpB) was used to determine the strongest belief-related predictors of resident assistants' (RAs') intention to refer emotionally overwhelmed students to a mental health professional. Results indicated that RAs' intention to refer was predicted by their beliefs about whether important others (e.g., supervisors, co-workers, family members) would approve of their making a referral and by RAs' self-efficacy in making a referral.

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The Journal of College and University Student Housing, 39, (2) 48 – 69
Language: English
Date: 2013
Students, Mental Health, Suicidal Behavior, Planned Behavior Theory, Resident Assistants, Mental Health Personnel

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