ERIC Number: ED316785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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The Potential of the PSI and SCL-90R Subscales To Predict Post-Intake Client Return at a University Counseling Center.
McCabe, Kathryn A.; Gold, Joshua M.
This study sought to identify differential psychological symptom status and demographic variability between male/female returners and non-returners to a university counseling center. Data were collected during intake interviews over a 9-month period (N=261). The information analyzed consisted of nine distinct subscale scores of the Symptomatic Checklist (SCL-90R), the five distinct subscale scores of the Psychological Screening Inventory (PSI), and demographic data. Of the 81 men in the sample, 55 returned for post-intake counseling; 26 did not. Of the 180 women, 126 returned for counseling and 54 did not. The subscale scores were analyzed by discriminant function analysis and the demographic data by chi square analysis. The results displayed unique levels of psychological symptoms between male/female returners and non-returners. Chi-square analysis illustrated demographic differences between male/female returners and non-returners. Men who returned for counseling evidenced higher levels of somatization and lower levels of anxiety than men who did not return. Women who returned for counseling showed higher levels of obsessive-compulsiveness and hostility and lower levels of anxiety and paranoid ideation than did non-returners. Findings have implications for intake procedures and for follow-up to identify potential non-returners. References are included. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Psychological Screening Inventory