A psychometric analysis of a college counseling center intake checklist

Sheri A Bauman, Richard Lenox

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A psychometric analysis was conducted on a university counseling center intake problem checklist. Results indicated adequate internal consistency. Exploratory factor analysis revealed 5 factors that were congruent with those in a replication data set: Psychological Disorders, Interpersonal Concerns, Career/Academic, Family, and Acting Out. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a hierarchial solution with these five 1st-order factors and a 2nd-order factor labeled Distress. Cluster analysis suggested 5 client profiles, with implications for treatment planning and outreach efforts. Cluster 1 described a low distress group. Cluster 2 seemed to represent moderate distress. Cluster 3 displayed elevations on all factors except Acting Out. Cluster 4 had elevations on all factors, with extreme elevation on Acting Out. Cluster 5 described clients with a Career/Academic focus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)454-459
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Counseling Psychology
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

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A psychometric analysis of a college counseling center intake checklist. / Bauman, Sheri A; Lenox, Richard.

In: Journal of Counseling Psychology, Vol. 47, No. 4, 2000, p. 454-459.

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