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ERIC Number: ED260308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
[Correlational Studies on the Relationship between Those Who Use the Bethany College Counseling Service with Why They Use It, 1983 and 1983-1984.]
Hill, Laura
Research in counseling psychology continues to examine who uses university counseling services and why. Users (N=166) of counseling services at Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas during spring, 1983 completed the Bethany College Summary Sheet, an instrument which lists 20 topics of student concern and provides students with a section to check problem areas that explain why they used the counseling service that day. The results indicated that more contacts were made at the personal counseling service for family relationship concerns than for any other reason measured. Significant relationships were found between reasons why individuals used counseling services and sex, year in school, academic major, the month of the year, and the counseling context. A second study of users (N=213) was conducted during the 1983/84 school year. The results from this study indicated that preventative services were being used more in 1983/84 than in 1982/83, and that men tended to use the biofeedback lab while women participated more in life labs. The major concerns responded to through facilitative counseling in 1983/84 were relationships, communication, depression, and personal adjustment. More males than females had emergency concerns in 1983/84. (Reference lists, numerous data tables, and the check lists used to gather data are included for each study.) (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A