ERIC Number: ED208330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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A Study to Determine the Effects of Counseling on Students' Perceptions of Their Problems.
Bennett, Jean R.; Ellis, Robert H.
Counseling has an impact on how college students view their problems and most students feel positive toward their counseling experiences. Students and counselors at a rural college completed a questionnaire to evaluate their experiences. Results indicated that both students and counselors agreed on the nature, but not the cause, of their problems. Counseling satisfaction peaked after three to five sessions, the average time span over which most students were seen. The shorter term sessions were more crisis-oriented and diagnostically accurate than the longer term sessions, thus allowing the students to mobilize more quickly in the problem-solving area. The findings suggest that students seen in extended sessions may be less able to reconstruct their ego defenses and may become more dependent on counseling. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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