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Table 2 Mean scores on intention, attitudes, and perceived social support scales by gender among students

From: Intention to seek professional psychological help among college students in Turkey: influence of help-seeking attitudes

  Total (N = 436) Female students (N = 237) Male students (N = 199)  
Variables Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD p-value
Intention* 5.5 1.8 5.9 1.4 4.9 2.0 < 0.001
ASPH-S (Attitudes) 69.7 10.5 72.5 8.7 66.2 11.3 < 0.001
MSPSS (Social support) 63.3 14.7 65.1 14.1 61.3 15.3 0.680
    Family support 22.5 5.8 23.3 5.9 21.6 5.7 < 0.001
    Friend support 22.8 5.3 23.3 5.0 22.3 5.6 0.027
    Significant other support 18.0 9.1 18.5 9.0 17.4 9.3 0.188
  1. Note. ASPH-S = Attitudes toward Seeking Professional Psychological Help Scale Shortened; MSPSS = Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support.
  2. *Intention to seek professional psychological help.