The Needs Assessment Survey of Student Parents was an exploratory study of descriptive data gathered from college students who are also parents. This study surveyed a sample of student parents at Minnesota State University Mankato. Student parents were asked to complete a confidential on-line survey of questions regarding their demographic information, their psychosocial needs, and their knowledge of The Counseling Center services. Data analysis revealed that, as a group, the respondents indicated their highest psychosocial needs to be in the areas of stress management, feeling burned out and financial concerns. The lowest expressed needs were in the categories of substance abuse, choosing a major and parenting a special needs child. Other findings, limitations and recommendations are also discussed.


Nancy Fitzsimmons

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Other Capstone Project


Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work


Social and Behavioral Sciences

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