Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



Committee Chair(s)

Keith T. Checketts


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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