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Young people's help-seeking: an alternative model

Murray, Cathy (2005) Young people's help-seeking: an alternative model Childhood, 12, (4), pp. 479-494. (doi:10.1177/0907568205058607).

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This article is based on a study of young people's help-seeking. Fifty-five qualitative interviews with young people aged 13–14 are analysed to take account of stage process models. It is argued that while the models do have relevance to young people's help-seeking, they have two key limitations. First, they ignore problem legitimization. Second, they do not accord a place in young people's currenthelp-seeking to prior help-seeking pathways. The view that stage process models represent help-seeking as individualized and static led to the formulation by the author of an alternative help-seeking model, in which problem legitimization from micro to macro levels is incorporated alongside young people's prior helpseeking pathways.

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Published date: 1 November 2005
Keywords: help-seeking model, pathways, problem legitimization, young people


Local EPrints ID: 48083
ISSN: 0907-5682
PURE UUID: a3542728-7b19-48bd-b863-6f171d48a5b6

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Date deposited: 24 Aug 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:00

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