ERIC Number: ED052505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Biographical and Clinical Variables Related to Frequent vs. Infrequent Visits by Students to a University Counseling and Mental Health Service.
Hopper, Allen E.
In this study, data gathered from the files of students contacting Louisiana State University's Counseling and Mental Health Service during a one year period clearly revealed significant differences between the frequent versus infrequent visitor: (1) student age; (2) previous exposure to psychotherapy; (3) local residence while in college; (4) mother's occupation; and (5) number of siblings. Students who had received some form of psychotherapy previously, who were age 21 or older, were living away from their parents, and whose mothers were housewives, were more likely to be frequent visitors to the service. Significant differences were also found for these two groups regarding the psychiatric evaluations and treatment procedures. Implications of these findings for the most effective intervention on behalf of frequent and infrequent visitors are discussed. (TL)
Descriptors: College Students, Counseling, Counseling Services, Guidance Centers, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Student Problems
John L. Kuehn, M.D., Counseling and Mental Health Service, Louisiana State University Student Hospital, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge.
Note: Paper presented at American College Health Association Convention in San Francisco, California, April 27-30, 1971