Change in Academic Distress: Examining Differences Between a Clinical and Nonclinical Sample of College Students
Article first published online: 8 OCT 2012
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Journal of College Counseling
Volume 15, Issue 3, pages 233–246, October 2012
How to Cite
Lockard, A. J., Hayes, J. A., McAleavey, A. A. and Locke, B. D. (2012), Change in Academic Distress: Examining Differences Between a Clinical and Nonclinical Sample of College Students. Jnl of College Counseling, 15: 233–246. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1882.2012.00018.x
- Issue published online: 8 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 8 OCT 2012
- Received 11/30/11; Revised 03/05/12; Accepted 04/02/12
The purpose of this study was to examine academic distress over the course of a semester for both a clinical and nonclinical sample of college students by administering the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS-62 and CCAPS-34) to students at a single university. Results revealed that students who were in counseling showed a significant decrease in academic distress scores, whereas students who were not in counseling showed no significant change in academic distress scores. Implications of these results on future practices for university counseling centers are discussed.