Research in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. 2013, 1(1), 1-5DOI:
Abstract: A review of previous researches indicated that the likelihood of seeking professional psychological help among students is related to fears of psychological treatment, attitudes towards seeking professional psychological help, gender and prior contact with counselor. A total of 320 students in Malaysia, aged between 15 to 17 were used in the present study to investigate factors influencing the likelihood of students seeking professional psychological help for socialisation, social psychological, personal psychological, family, career and study, school work adjustment andhealth problems related to substance abuse. One way repeated measures ANOVA and multiple regressions were used in the analysis. The result showed a significant difference in the likelihood of seeking professional psychological help for different types of problems. Fears of psychological treatment is the most significant factor that can influence the likelihood of seeking professional psychological help for social psychological problems, personal psychological problems, career and study problems, and school work adjustment problems.