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.
|Commitee:||Ellison, Dawn, Hall, Fred, Vlach, Amy|
|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|
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