Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. David Carter
This research examined the relationship between students' self-image, academic performance, involvement in school activities to their willingness to seek help for crisis counseling. Questionnaire data were collected from eighty-seven students in a Council Bluffs, Iowa school. The research null hypotheses suggest that; 1) There is no correlation between high school students' self-image and seeking crisis counseling, 2) There is no correlation between academic performance and seeking crisis counseling. Although there was no support for the original hypotheses, a significant correlation between seeking help and gender prompted additional analyses moderated by gender. Additional analyses also examined inter-correlations between type of help seeking and age, also moderated by gender. Additional analyses also examined inter-correlations between types of help seeking and age, also moderated by gender. The results of these analyses suggest that younger girls are more willing than older girls to seek help from counselors and others. In contrast to girls, older boys are more are more willing to seek help less from others than younger boys. For boys, there was no relationship between seeking help from a counselor and age. A relationship between being involved in school activities and seeking help from a counselor was found, but the relationship was opposite for girls and boys. Girls who are more involved in school activities appeared seek help from counselors more than girls who are less involved, whereas boys that are less involved seek more help from counselors than boys who are more involved boys. Other relationships were also examined, including the relationship between students' self-image, academic performance, school activity involvement, and students' age.
Orsi, Ralph J., "A Correlational Study of Student Self-Image, Academic Performance, School Involvement and Seeking Help in a Crisis" (2002). Student Work. 2475.