Mental health resources for LGBT collegians: A content analysis of college counseling center web sites

Paul J. Wright, Christopher J. McKinley

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Abstract

This study content analyzed a randomly selected stratified national sample of 203 four-year United States colleges' counseling center Web sites to assess the degree to which such sites feature information and reference services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) collegians. Results revealed that LGBT-targeted communications were infrequent. For instance, fewer than one third of counseling center Web sites described individual counseling opportunities for LGBT students, fewer than 11% mentioned group counseling opportunities, and fewer than 6% offered a university crafted pamphlet with information about LGBT issues and resources. Findings are interpreted within the context of prior LGBT student health research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-147
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Homosexuality
Volume58
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011

Keywords

  • Campus health services
  • College counseling
  • College student health
  • Counseling center web site
  • Health communication
  • Lgbt students
  • Mental health

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