The aim of this research is to examine the influence of cultural beliefs about psychological care and psychological processes (outcome expectations and emotions) as determinants of mental health care utilization. The research was guided by the Integrative Model for the Study of Culture and Behavior and employs a scale that was recently developed in Chile using the mixed-methods cultural research approach to instrument development. This study was conducted in La Araucania region of Chile, which has high rates of poverty, depression, and is home to the largest indigenous population (Mapuche) in the country.

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