ERIC Number: EJ822276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Students' Help-Seeking Behaviours by Gender, Racial Background, and Student Status
Morgan, Ness T.; Robinson, M.
Canadian Journal of Counselling, v37 n2 p151-166 2003
In recent years, university counseling centers have been challenged to provide services that are accessible to an increasingly diverse student population. With this focus, this study examined students' help-seeking attitudes and behaviors in relation to their gender, racial background, and their student status (graduate or undergraduate). Based on findings of previous studies, the mitigating variables of self-concealment, social support, distress level, attitudes towards counseling, and intentions to seek counseling were included. Analyses indicated significant differences by gender, racial background, and student status for the outcome variable, help-seeking behavior, and for some of the mitigating variables. Implications for ways to increase accessibility to university counseling centers for universities' diverse student populations are discussed.
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Guidance Centers, Student Behavior, College Students, Student Attitudes, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Age Differences, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Support Groups, Psychological Patterns, Intention, School Counseling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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