ERIC Number: EJ1107014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Predictors of Undergraduate Students' University Support Service Use during the First Year of University
Julal, F. S.
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v44 n4 p371-381 2016
University support services can be a beneficial resource for students coping with personal stressors. This study investigated the predictors of service use by undergraduate students during their first year at university. Participants completed self-report measures of problem-solving effectiveness, psychological distress and perceived social support (availability and satisfaction) at the start of the academic year, frequency of exposure to stressors half-way through the first semester and support service use at the end of the first and second semesters. Perceived availability of social support and frequency of exposure to stressors predicted service use. Additional analyses examined change in psychological distress across the first semester. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Counseling Services, Help Seeking, Use Studies, Predictor Variables, Coping, Stress Variables, Problem Solving, Social Support Groups, College Freshmen, Depression (Psychology), Measures (Individuals), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Questionnaires, Correlation, Stress Management
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory; Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale; Social Support Questionnaire