2019 Student Research Conference:
32nd Annual Student Research Conference

Mental Health on Truman State Univeristy's Campus 


Rachael N. French
Dr. Paul Shapiro and Dr. 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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