Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
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.
Athorp, Ann Leslie, "Characteristics of College Students Seeking Mental Health Services and Reasons Given for Choosing the Mental Health Service Provider" (1993). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 992.
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