Mental Health Knowledge, Self-Efficacy and Intention to Seek Help in Undergraduate students. How does it Influence?

  • Padmi Dhyah Yulianti Universitas PGRI Semarang, Indonesia
  • Dini Rakhmawati Universitas PGRI Semarang, Indonesia
  • Tri Suyati Universitas PGRI Semarang, Indonesia
  • Richma Hidayati Universitas Muria Kudus, Indonesia
  • Agung Slamat Kusmanto Universitas Muria Kudus, Indonesia
Keywords: intention to seek help, mental health, student, self-efficacy


Mental health in the younger generation is important to have. However, guidance and counseling (BK) undergraduate students who face mental health problems are not all willing to seek help. The low intention to seek help among guidance and counseling undergraduate students is thought to be influenced by a lack of knowledge about mental health and low self-efficacy. The condition of not seeking help results in losses for oneself, the community and the future of the nation. The research aims to determine the influence of mental health knowledge and self-efficacy on intentions to seek help. The research used a quantitative design, data analysis using linear regression assisted by SPSS 26. There were 194 research respondents. The research results are: (1) there is an influence between mental health knowledge and intention to seek help (2) there is no influence between self-efficacy and intention to seek help, (3) there is a correlation between mental health knowledge and self-efficacy, (4) there is no influence between mental health knowledge and self-efficacy on intention to seek help. Suggestions for further research need to reduce the stigma of mental health problems, expand access to mental health assistance and increase undergraduate students' trust in the professional competence of mental health professionals in the educational environment so that undergraduate students are willing to take advantage of access to assistance.


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Yulianti, P. D., Rakhmawati, D., Suyati, T., Hidayati, R., & Kusmanto, A. S. (2024). Mental Health Knowledge, Self-Efficacy and Intention to Seek Help in Undergraduate students. How does it Influence?. Bulletin of Counseling and Psychotherapy, 6(1).