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ERIC Number: ED011666
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 12
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THE NEED FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMMING IN THE COMMUTER UNIVERSITY.
KYSAR, JOHN E.
AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN THE COLLEGE LEARNING EXPERIENCE IS THE STUDENT'S SEPARATION FROM HOME AND FAMILY. LARGE NUMBERS OF COMMUTER STUDENTS HAVE AVOIDED THE NORMAL DEVELOPMENTAL TASK OF LEAVING HOME FOR REASONS OTHER THAN FINANCIAL LIMITATIONS. THE STUDENT MAY, FOR EXAMPLE, HAVE FEELINGS OF INADEQUACY IN THE SOCIAL-SEXUAL SPHERE, OR HIS PARENTS MAY BE FEARFUL OF HIS SEPARATION FROM TRADITIONAL FAMILIAL AND SUBCULTURAL MORES AND VALUES. THE COMBINATION OF STUDENTS FROM BROKEN HOMES, FROM HOMES OF LOWER SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, AND THOSE STUDENTS WHO HAVE INDIVIDUAL PATHOLOGIES RESULTS IN A HIGHER RATE OF AND A MORE SEVERE PSYCHOPATHOLOGY IN COMMUTER SCHOOL STUDENTS THAN IN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL STUDENTS. THE SOCIOCULTURAL HETEROGENEITY OF THE CHICAGO CIRCLE CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS IS CONTRASTED WITH THE RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE STUDENT POPULATION. WAYS IN WHICH FAMILY PATHOLOGY MAY IMPEDE A COMPUTER STUDENT'S DEVELOPMENT ARE DISCUSSED. THE URBAN COMMUTER UNIVERSITY HAS ALL THE RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE'S NEEDS FOR A MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM PLUS ADDITIONAL NEEDS OUTLINED IN THIS ARTICLE. THE STRONG RELATIONSHIP EXISTING BETWEEN PSYCHOSOCIAL DIFFICULTIES AND COLLEGE DROPOUTS INDICATES THE NEED FOR BETTER COLLEGE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS. (PS)
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Identifiers: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS; University of Illinois Chicago Circle Campus