2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Education

Ethnic Minority and Majority Populations' Number of Sessions, Dropout Rates, and Presenting Problems at a University Counseling Center
Jill M. Randoll♦
Dr. Christopher J. Maglio, Faculty Mentor

The current study looked at ethnic minority and majority populations’ number of sessions, dropout rates, and presenting problems at a university counseling center. The study included 377 students (74 ethnic minority, 303 ethnic majority) who attended a university counseling center between the 2001-2004 school years. The university considered is a medium-sized, highly selective, public university in a rural area. This study involved archival research in which data was gathered from already existing records at the university counseling center. The researcher’s hypotheses stated that there would be differences between the two populations’ number of sessions, dropout rates, and presenting problems. ANOVA revealed that there was not a statistically significant difference between the two populations and the number of sessions attended, F(1, 376) = .035, p = .851. Chi-Square analysis revealed that the two populations had similar dropout rates. Crosstabulation revealed that both populations had similar percentages of presenting problems.

Keywords: Ethnicity, Counseling

Topic(s):Counseling

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 29-5
Location: OP Lobby & Atrium
Time: 1:15

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