Date of Award

Summer 2014

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Program/Concentration

Counselor Education and Supervision

Committee Director

Alan Schwitzer

Committee Member

Danica G. Hays

Committee Member

Dana Burnett

Abstract

This study explores the relationship between college students' utilization of university counseling services and university health services, and student academic performance. Data was collected using an archival data set including university counseling center records, health center records, and academic reports from institutional research at a large, public southeastern university. The primary variables of this study included: number of sessions in the university counseling center and/or university health center, instances of new initiated contacts, treatment variables, GPA, and degree completion. The overarching hypothesis of this study is that students who receive mental health services are significantly more likely to experience student success as a result of counseling center and health center contacts. The limitations of the current study as well as implications for educators and counselors are also presented.

DOI

10.25777/5tv3-6d17

ISBN

9781321301908

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