2019 Student Research Conference:
32nd Annual Student Research Conference

Mental Health on Truman State Univeristy's Campus 


Rachael N. French
Dr. Paul Shapiro and Amber Johnson , Faculty Mentors

Are college campuses doing enough to aid their students when it comes to mental health? This study aims to find the opinions of students at Truman State University. A pen and paper survey was administered to 184 students attending classes on campus. Classes were randomly selected from the fall 2018 course list through a systematic sampling procedure. Professors were contacted to gain permission to get access to their students. In addition to descriptive and univariate analyses, bivariate statistical analyses were conducted using chi-square and t-tests. Three statistically significant findings show upperclassman compared to freshman and sophomores are more likely to think: 1) Truman’s University Counseling Services do not have the proper means to assist students with mental health issues, 2) Truman has a mental health problem among the student population, and 3) they hold the belief that there is a stigma attached to mental health compared to underclassmen.

Keywords: Truman State University , Mental health on campus, Underclassmen vs. upperclassmen opinions , Truman's UCS, Proper training and means to aid students

Topic(s):Sociology

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 6-1
Location: SUB GEO
Time: 3:00

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