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A study on assertiveness, stigmatization, and attitude toward seeking professional psychological help among undergraduates in Brunei.

[Speaker] Chee, Kwan Foong:1
[Co-author] Foong, Mei Kei:1
1:Sunway University (Malaysia)

This study aimed to investigate the influence of self-stigma, perceived public stigma, assertiveness and attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help. 250 undergraduates from Brunei were recruited through convenience sampling to complete a survey. Individuals facing higher stigmatization had less positive attitude towards seeking professional psychological help. Individuals who were more assertive had more positive attitude towards seeking professional psychological help. This study could guide Brunei in promoting more positive help-seeking attitude. Stigmatization could reduce with deeper understanding on mental challenges.
Keywords: stigmatization, assertiveness, attitude towards seeking professional psychological help
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