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ERIC Number: EJ1054948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Exploring Outcomes and Initial Self-Report of Client Motivation in a College Counseling Center
Ilagan, Guy; Vinson, Michael L.; Sharp, Julia L.; Ilagan, Jill; Oberman, Aaron
Journal of American College Health, v63 n3 p187-194 2015
Objective: To explore the association between college counseling center clients' initial self-report of motivation and counseling outcome. Participants: The sample was composed of 331 student clients who utilized a college counseling center from August 2007 to August 2009. The college is a public, mid-size, urban university in the Southeast. Methods: Motivation was measured at intake by a self-report of change readiness item. A quantitative study that employed a 5-group, pretest-posttest design included 331 student participants. Counseling outcome was measured using the Outcome Questionnaire 45.2. Results: As assigned by the clients' self-report of change readiness, counseling outcome for 5 motivation groups differed significantly (p = 0.004; a < 0.05). Compulsory participation in counseling was treated as a possible confound and was not a significant factor in counseling outcome (p = 0.268; a < .05). Conclusions: Participants' initial self-report of motivation was significantly associated with counseling outcome.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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