ERIC Number: ED044753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Characteristics and Perceptions of Actual and Potential Counseling Center Clients: Implications for Program Development. Research and Development Report Number 27.
Heaps, Richard A.
Descriptive data about the University of Utah student population is presented. Academic class, particular area of study, sex, age, and marital status are the prominent characteristics considered. A stratified sample of 808 students were asked to respond to four questions: (1) had they heard of the counseling center; (2) had they been there; (3) what problems did they think students took to the center; and (4) what would they like to know about the center. In addition to this data, information is presented about the actual client population and its reaction to the services received. Major suggestions for program development, include: (1) better communication with students and faculty about the services offered; (2) a wider variety of creative group approaches to counseling; and (3) development of a flexible educational-vocational counseling program aimed at meeting students' changing needs. Areas for future research are suggested. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.
Identifiers: University of Utah