Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Development of a Manual for a Campus Counseling Group for College Students of Divorced Parents
by Bonner, Garey Allen, II, D.P.C., Mississippi College, 2018, 117; 10928235
Abstract (Summary)

This project employed the Development and Research Utilization Model (DRU) to compile a counseling group manual to help transition freshman college students from divorced homes. Analysis revealed that divorce is unfortunately a common occurrence affecting approximately four out of every eight marriages. Research showed that children from divorced homes are more likely to become anxious or depressed. Further study showed college campuses do not have the on-campus support needed for freshmen who were adversely affected by their parents’ divorce. The development phase of the DRU consisted of a literature review which affirmed the need for specific resources and help for this freshmen population. College students from divorced homes struggled with academic achievement and showed emotional, mental health, economic, and adjustment issues. Counselors at colleges and universities need to have support for students coming from divorced homes, and this manual will equip group leaders.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ellison, Dawn
Commitee: Ellison, Dawn, Hall, Fred, Vlach, Amy
School: Mississippi College
Department: Professional Counseling
School Location: United States -- Mississippi
Source: DAI-B 80/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral psychology, Counseling Psychology, Cognitive psychology
Keywords: College, Counseling, Divorce, Freshman, Support group, Transition
Publication Number: 10928235
ISBN: 9780438387140
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