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Psychiatr Prax. 2007 Oct;34(7):343-8.

[Attitudes towards psychotherapy of young second-generation Turkish immigrants living in Germany].

[Article in German]

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Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Abteilung Sozialpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Hannover. calliess.iris@mh-hannover.de

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the effect of cultural identification in Turkish immigrants living in Germany on attitudes towards psychotherapy.

METHODS:

The approach to psychotherapy of 139 Turkish immigrants and 164 Germans was examined.

RESULTS:

Overall the Turkish population reported a less positive attitude towards psychotherapy in comparison to the German population. The Turkish immigrants with a less traditional cultural background reported a more positive attitude towards psychotherapy when compared to Turkish immigrants of a more Turkish identified traditional cultural background.

CONCLUSION:

Results suggest that culture-specific factors affect attitudes towards psychotherapy in Turkish immigrants, which indicates a need for intercultural psychotherapeutic education.

PMID:
17922369
DOI:
10.1055/s-2007-986191
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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