Exploring Pretreatment Expectancies in a Campus Mental Health Setting: The Validation of a Novel Expectancies Measure
Article first published online: 2 APR 2014
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Journal of College Counseling
Volume 17, Issue 1, pages 64–79, April 2014
How to Cite
Aubuchon-Endsley, N. L. and Callahan, J. L. (2014), Exploring Pretreatment Expectancies in a Campus Mental Health Setting: The Validation of a Novel Expectancies Measure. Jnl of College Counseling, 17: 64–79. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1882.2014.00048.x
- Issue published online: 2 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 2 APR 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 OCT 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 11 APR 2011
- Manuscript Received: 15 DEC 2010
- treatment outcome
Treatment expectancies and outcome have been robustly associated, although these constructs are understudied within college mental health populations. This is partially because of the lack of psychometrically sound expectancy measures for campus clinics. This study examined the validity, reliability, and clinical utility of a novel expectancy measure developed for use in campus clinics. The measure was found to have sound psychometric properties and may prospectively identify pretreatment expectancies that adversely affect treatment outcomes.