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Self-esteem and utilization of student support services on a high school campus

The purpose of this quantitative research study was to investigate the relationship between self-esteem and utilization of student support services on a continuation high school campus as well as to explore the relationship between adolescents’ help seeking patterns and self-esteem. Responses from 47 participants were analyzed and showed that self-esteem had no relationship with utilization of services nor help-seeking patterns (t(45)=.-539, p=.593). The relationship between utilization of support services and help-seeking was approaching significance and indicated that students who utilized support services had slightly higher help seeking willingness than students who did not utilize support services t(18)=2.089, p=.051). Findings indicate a greater need for more research involving help-seeking patterns and adolescents in high school.

Project (M.S.W., Social Work)--California State University, Sacramento, 2015.

The purpose of this quantitative research study was to investigate the relationship between self-esteem and utilization of student support services on a continuation high school campus as well as to explore the relationship between adolescents’ help seeking patterns and self-esteem. Responses from 47 participants were analyzed and showed that self-esteem had no relationship with utilization of services nor help-seeking patterns (t(45)=.-539, p=.593). The relationship between utilization of support services and help-seeking was approaching significance and indicated that students who utilized support services had slightly higher help seeking willingness than students who did not utilize support services t(18)=2.089, p=.051). Findings indicate a greater need for more research involving help-seeking patterns and adolescents in high school.

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