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ERIC Number: EJ1095488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Exploring Primary Referral Source Impact on Student Initial Perceptions of Counseling
Blau, Gary; DiMino, John; Sheridan, Natalie; Stein, Alexander; Casper, Steven; Chessler, Marcy; Beverly, Clyde
College Student Journal, v49 n1 p41-48 Spr 2015
There has been no published research to date comparing the impact of different primary referral sources for a student seeking counseling services on student initial counseling perceptions. Using 82 undergraduates in counseling, this study partitioned these students into two referral groups, where 1 = self-referred (myself), N = 45 versus 2 = other-source referred (including family, friends, significant other, or university staff), N =37. New and reliable scales were used to measure two initial perceptions, counselor meeting anxiety and belief in counseling help. Results showed that the "other source" group had significantly higher counselor meeting anxiety than the self-source group. However, there was no significant difference between groups in their belief in counseling help.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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