publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Mental health professionals' acceptance of online counseling

Lazuras, Lambros; Dokou, Anna;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2016
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The development of online counseling services has followed the advent on information and communication technologies. The present study assessed mental health professionals' perspectives of online counseling by using an extended version of the technology acceptance model. Participants completed anonymous structured questionnaires assessing technology acceptance-related variables, including perceived usefulness and ease of use, usage intentions, job relevance, social norms, attitudes, computer anxiety, and past experience with online counseling. Linear regression and mediation analyses respectively showed that the model predicted 72.9% of usage intentions, and tha...
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free text keywords: Mental health, Psychology, Online counseling, Mediation (Marxist theory and media studies), Norm (social), Information and Communications Technology, Applied psychology, Psychological intervention, Usability, business.industry, business, Technology acceptance model, Social psychology
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