Mental health of undergraduate students is receiving more attention because of the increase in the prevalence and intensity of psychological distress. Our aim is to verify the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioural counselling service in reducing psychological distress and improving academic self-efficacy in a sample of 124 students (57% above the clinical cut-off) using a pre-post assessment design. Data show a significant reduction of distress and symptoms scores among students who completed the intervention and half of them had a reliable change. Preliminary data also show a significant improvement in academic self-efficacy. University counselling services represent common first-line services for students and are effective in treating psychological distress in a wide range of clinical and sub-clinical situations.

Bani, M., Zorzi, F., Corrias, D., Strepparava, M. (2022). Reducing psychological distress and improving students well-being and academic self-efficacy: the effectiveness of a cognitive university counselling service for clinical and non-clinical situations. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING, 50(5), 757-767 [10.1080/03069885.2020.1840512].

Reducing psychological distress and improving students well-being and academic self-efficacy: the effectiveness of a cognitive university counselling service for clinical and non-clinical situations

Bani, Marco
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Zorzi, Federico;Corrias, Deborah;Strepparava, Maria Grazia
2022

Abstract

Mental health of undergraduate students is receiving more attention because of the increase in the prevalence and intensity of psychological distress. Our aim is to verify the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioural counselling service in reducing psychological distress and improving academic self-efficacy in a sample of 124 students (57% above the clinical cut-off) using a pre-post assessment design. Data show a significant reduction of distress and symptoms scores among students who completed the intervention and half of them had a reliable change. Preliminary data also show a significant improvement in academic self-efficacy. University counselling services represent common first-line services for students and are effective in treating psychological distress in a wide range of clinical and sub-clinical situations.
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academic self-efficacy; clinical psychology; psychopathology; students; University counselling; well-being;
English
5-nov-2020
2022
50
5
757
767
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Bani, M., Zorzi, F., Corrias, D., Strepparava, M. (2022). Reducing psychological distress and improving students well-being and academic self-efficacy: the effectiveness of a cognitive university counselling service for clinical and non-clinical situations. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING, 50(5), 757-767 [10.1080/03069885.2020.1840512].
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