Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Keith T. Checketts


The literature related to college mental health counseling suggested

numerous possible factors which were hypothesized to play a significant

role in choosing a mental health care agency. A questionnaire was

constructed to measure demographics of students utilizing the Utah State

University Counseling Center, spontaneous reasons for choosing the center

as the preferred mental health agency, and literature-based reasons for

the same. Subjects reported that they chose the university counseling

center for practical reasons such as cost and location. However, factor

analysis of the literature - based reasons endorsed by these subjects

suggested that trust in the counseling center and its professionals was

important. These results are discussed in terms of utility for service

providers and limitations of this work.

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