Graduation Year


Document Type




Degree Granting Department

Counselor Education

Major Professor

Herbert Exum, Ph.D.

Co-Major Professor

Carlos Zalaquett, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Barbara Shircliffe, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Wilma Henry, Ed. D.


Retention, Psychosocial development, Academic success, Freshmen advising


The purpose of the present investigation was to determine the relationship between worldview, student academic confidence, and satisfaction with advising. More specifically, this study examines the relationship among level of advising satisfaction, worldviews of students, and the student's perceived style of advising received. The findings of this study indicate that a positive relationship exists between developmental advising and advising satisfaction. The results suggest that overall student characteristics such as gender and self-confidence are not as relevant to advising satisfaction as the style of advising used by the faculty or advisor. Furthermore, this study supports findings by Coll and Zalaquett (in press) and Coll and Draves (in press) who suggest that overall student worldviews are not a function of gender or age but may be more closely related to individual experiences.