Journal of College Counseling

A professional journal publishing news and information of particular interest to counselors working in post-secondary education settings. Coverage includes research studies, professional issues, and innovative techniques or practices. This is the official

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 1, Spring

Affect Regulation as a Mediator of Attachment and Deliberate Self-Harm
The authors used structural equation modeling to test the mediational role of affect regulation on attachment and deliberate self-harm in 216 undergraduates. Results suggest that affect regulation mediates the relationship between attachment and deliberate...
College Student Needs and Counseling Responses
Many people wonder how "college kids" can experience emotional and mental problems. College counselors recognize the great need for counseling and mental health services to address the adjustment and developmental concerns, health and social problems,...
Dating Violence among College Students: Key Issues for College Counselors
The authors present a review of literature examining dating violence among college students. They describe 6 key issues related to dating violence among college students that affect college counselors' work. These key issues relate to the incidence...
Pressing Issues in College Counseling: A Survey of American College Counseling Association Members
The authors conducted a survey of members of the American College Counseling Association to ascertain the experiences and opinions of college counselors on several pressing issues within the college counseling profession. Survey results from 133 respondents...
Self-Efficacy of First-Generation and Non-First-Generation College Students: The Relationship with Academic Performance and College Adjustment
The authors examined whether self-efficacy mediated the relationship between generational status and 2 academic outcome indicators of 192 college students. A mediation effect was not found with either academic performance or college adjustment. However,...
Speaking through the Body: The Incidence of Self-Injury, Piercing, and Tattooing among College Students
Self-injurious behaviors were compared with tattooing and piercing in a college population. Findings indicate a high prevalence of self-injury. Students who self-injured were motivated by a desire to alleviate emotional pain; students who tattooed...
Testing Hypothesized Differences between Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOAs) and Non-ACOAs in a College Student Sample
The authors compared college adult children of alcoholics (ACOAs) and non-ACOAs using the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory-3 (F.G. Miller, 1999).The results failed to support the hypothesis that ACOAs have higher rates of substance dependence,defensiveness,...
Vocational Safety Preference of College Men with and without Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder: An Exploratory Study
For college students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),which is associated with increased accidental injury, mindfulness regarding safety issues in vocational choice may be indicated. In this study, a group of male college students...
Women and Spirituality: An Experiential Group for Female Graduate Students
Spirituality has received increasing attention as an area to be considered in counseling and college student development, but little has been written about specific interventions to address college students' spiritual needs. The authors present the...