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ERIC Number: EJ1168286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0829-5735
The Effects of a Combined Academic and Personal Counselling Initiative for Post-Secondary Student Retention
Bilodeau, Cynthia; Meissner, John
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v33 n1 p8-25 Mar 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of a combined academic and personal counselling initiative on student performance and emotional well-being outcomes of 289 at-risk students at a Canadian University. Criterion for risk included academic struggles, mental health distress, or both. The program was developed to be tailored to individual needs, and students participated in weekly counselling sessions over the course of 1 academic year. Results showed significant overall increases in student grade point average (GPA), academic functioning, and mental health well-being, demonstrating the program's effectiveness in addressing the differential needs of students. Implications of the results are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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