ERIC Number: EJ890434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
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Exploring the Help-Seeking Attitudes of Graduate Students at an Off-Campus Site
McCarthy, John T.; Bruno, Michelle L.; Sherman, Christine A.
Canadian Journal of Counselling, v44 n2 Article 642 2010
This study examined the help-seeking attitudes of graduate students enrolled in an off-campus professional centre. The sample consisted of 217 participants enrolled in 10 graduate programs (130 women [60%], 37 men [17%], 50 unspecified [23%]). Analyses (descriptive statistics and t-tests) indicated that women possessed more favourable attitudes toward seeking counselling than men. Furthermore, an overwhelming majority of graduate students would not travel to the main campus to utilize counselling services. Many participants identified potential obstacles, including lack of time, affordability, and lack of insurance coverage, as important obstacles to help-seeking. Several factors were also found to be significant predictors of help-seeking attitudes. University counselling centre professionals are encouraged to be available and sensitive to the counselling needs of off-campus graduate students.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Help Seeking, Insurance, Barriers, Gender Differences, Counseling, Student Personnel Services, Counseling Services, Student Needs, Predictor Variables, Measures (Individuals), Off Campus Facilities, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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