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ERIC Number: EJ855440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
The CORE-OM Intake Norms of Students Attending a South African University Counseling Service: A Comparison with UK Counseling Service Data
Young, Charles
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v37 n4 p473-483 2009
This paper provides CORE-OM intake norms for a South African university counseling service, and compares these to the United Kingdom counseling service data reported by Connell, Barkham and Mellor-Clark (2007). The South African norms are very similar to the United Kingdom norms, with no statistical differences in the total or domain scores. There were, however, statistically significant differences in the South African data between black and white clients: black clients report higher total, life functioning and risk scores, indicating greater levels of distress. Black clients are also more likely to present with intake scores above the severe clinical cut-off point, and more likely to report suicidal ideation. It is argued that these differences are the result of the persistent inequalities entrenched during apartheid. (Contains 4 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa; United Kingdom