Stages of Change Profiles in Adolescent Clinical Treatment

Regions: North Slave Region

Tags: social sciences, mental health, social support, youth, psychology

Principal Investigator: Pace, Elizabeth (1)
Licence Number: 13411
Organization: University of Alberta
Licenced Year(s): 2003
Issued: Apr 03, 2003

Objective(s): This research intends to explore the readiness for change in an adolescent population seeking counseling in a clinical setting. The research will seek to understand the following: 1) whether distinct and reliable profiles for adolescent change can be identified; 2) whether profiles of adolescent change adequately match the stage of change constructs (i.e., are the profiles interpretable or relevant within the context of the model?); 3) whether differences in stage of change profiles exist for adolescents exhibiting different categories of disorders (i.e., internalizing, externalizing and substance-related disorders); and 4) if the stage of change constructs are found to accurately describe the change experience of adolescents, whether the adolescent population seeking counseling shows the same demographic distribution as the adult population in regard to pretreatment stage of change.