ERIC Number: ED156747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Asian-American, Black and White College Students' Preferences for Help Giving Sources. Research Report No. 10-77.
Webster, Dennis W.; Fretz, Bruce R.
The purpose of this study was to investigate students' expected use of various help sources for educational/vocational and emotional problems. Two hundred fifty undergraduate students representing three ethnic groups were asked to answer a questionnaire used to assess their preferences for help sources. Students were asked to rank the twelve help sources from the source they would go to first to the help source they would go to last indicating the order in which they perceived themselves seeking help from each source for either an educational/vocational or emotional problem. Ranking of help sources under the two problem types did not differ significantly for the group as a whole or for any subgroupings by sex or ethnic group. The total groups' rankings had implications for formal campus help giving agencies in that students identified parents, non-student friends, relatives and counseling centers as among the most preferred help sources. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.
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