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ERIC Number: EJ1179296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2164-3989
Evidence for Use of a Psychometric Inventory of New College Student Adjustment with Ghanaian Students: Implications for the Professional Globalization of Counseling
Pester, Danielle; Lenz, A. Stephen; Watson, Joshua C.; Dell'Aquila, Julia; Nkyi, Anthony
Professional Counselor, v8 n1 p11-20 2018
As the counseling profession continues its globalization onto Ghanaian college campuses, there is an increased need for psychometric assessments that support programming and interventions that promote degree matriculation and general student well-being. A sample of 696 young adult Ghanaian college students completed the Inventory of New College Student Adjustment (INCA) and related measures to estimate evidence of internal structure and relationships with conceptually related constructs. Confirmatory factor analyses were completed and inspection of fit indices revealed strong evidence for internal structure, and bivariate correlations indicated statistically significant positive associations with related medium effect sizes between the INCA subscales (Supportive Network and Belief in Self) and related measures. Implications for use of the INCA to support the professional activities of Ghanaian counselors working on college campuses are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Social Support Questionnaire
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A