ERIC Number: ED169847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Problems of Undergraduate Students on a Large University Campus: Comparisons on the Basis of Sex, Grades, Year in School, and Help Seeking.
Sandling, Gery T.; Stafford, Thomas H., Jr.
During the 1974-75 academic year at the North Carolina State University, the frequency and types of difficulties experienced by undergraduates enrolled at the school were investigated. Other study objectives were to determine whether different subgroups within the student population would exhibit more problems in a particular area than in others, and to obtain information on which services would most likely be utilized and how the experience with the counseling center would be rated. Usable responses were obtained from 360 of 474 randomly-selected undergraduates. The survey instrument was composed of 18 statements of problems in addition to questions on counseling center services and satisfaction with services. Some statements were classified into one of the following major problem categories: academic, career/vocational, interaction/relationship with others, and emotional. A rank order is provided of the following types of problems: career plans, worry, taking exams, depression, study habits, nervousness, lack of self-confidence, and curriculum choice. A breakdown is presented of the major problems by sex and by student grade-point average. Data are presented on types of services most likely to be used according to year in school, sex, place of residence and grade-point average. (SW)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Anxiety, Career Planning, Counseling Services, Educational Counseling, Guidance Centers, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Interpersonal Relationship, Participant Satisfaction, Research Projects, School Surveys, State Universities, Statistical Data, Student Adjustment, Student Needs, Undergraduate Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Div. of Student Affairs.