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The present study found that autonomous and avoidant help-seeking styles demonstrate opposing relations with positive help-seeking beliefs. Readiness to change may buffer the negative effect of an avoidant help-seeking style on beliefs about professional help. Bolstering readiness to change may facilitate help-seeking for resistant individuals.
Maciejewski, Madison, "Avoidant, but Ready to Change? Facilitating Help-seeking for Avoidant Help-seekers" (2020). Psychology. 6.