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Community colleges

2005

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The Effects Of Athletic Participation, Expectations About Counseling And Gender On Attitudes Toward Help Seeking Behaviors Among Community College Students, Jose Fernandez Jan 2005

The Effects Of Athletic Participation, Expectations About Counseling And Gender On Attitudes Toward Help Seeking Behaviors Among Community College Students, Jose Fernandez

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Researchers have determined that college student-athletes are an underrepresented population when it comes to utilizing college counseling services. Traditional students have appeared for counseling services more so than student-athletes. The primary purpose of this study was to assess the relationships between attitudes toward help seeking behavior and (a) expectations about counseling, (b) athlete status, and (c) gender of respondent among community college students. The study included 195 students at a central Florida community college, 74 student-athletes and 121 non-athlete students. The participants were asked to convey their counseling expectations by completing the Expectations About Counseling-Brief Form. Respondents were also asked ...