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ERIC Number: ED085053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 99
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An Evaluation of the Counseling Services at a Canadian Community College.
Tallon, R. Bruce
A study was conducted to evaluate the student counseling and development services at Niagara College for the year 1970-71. A client group was compared with two groups of non-clients by means of questionnaire administered on registration day. A total of 1,269 day students, 80 percent of the student population, participated. Group one consisted of 575 freshmen who had no previous exposure to counseling at Niagara. Group two was made up of 400 freshmen and second- and third-year students who sought and received counseling at Niagara. Group three consisted of 294 second and third-year students who had neither sought nor received counseling at Niagara but who had been exposed to counseling in the past. A 23-item multiple choice questionnaire was constructed to obtain information concerning respondent characteristics, use of counseling services, satisfaction with counseling, perception of effective counseling, and preference for certain counseling styles. Counseled respondents were found to be very satisfied with their counseling at Niagara. Although most would use counseling services primarily for educational concerns, the same majority would consult an instructor before going to a counselor with academic problems. Most respondents would consult a close friend in case of personal difficulties before going to a counselor. The majority also perceive counselors as a source of assistance with career planning and prefer to seek counseling rather than be called to see a counselor. Recommendations for further research are made. (Author/KM)
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Note: M.A. Thesis, Niagara University