Category: Counselling, Guidance & Adjustment in Education

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ODD Self-Efficacy Test Academic Self-Efficacy Among College Students

It has long been considered that persons with a high level of self-efficacy can tackle even the most difficult tasks. As a result, the harder the activity, the more self-confidence and self-control they have, and the more successful they will be. The ODD Self-Efficacy Test is a 100-item survey designed to test college students’ self-efficacy.

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In-Depth Inquiry on the Reasons of the Students’ Academic Failures and Their Coping Mechanism

Using qualitative method of research, this study focused on the reasons of the students’ academic failure (specifically those who failed more than 50% of the enrolled subjects) and their coping mechanism. Ten (10) participants under contract of Agreement (COA) were interviewed personally and virtually. Attitudes (laziness), computer gaming addiction, work, people, and personal issues were

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Reaching Beyond: The Lived Experience of Loss Among Overseas Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This qualitative study explored how overseas students experienced loss during the COVID-19 pandemic. It involved in-depth, semi-structured interviews with six college students returning to their home countries for winter vacation and requested to postpone their return to campus life in December 2020. Their accounts were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Two major themes were identified

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Novel Approaches to Developing Student Resilience and Wellbeing in School Settings: Martial Arts and Cooperative Electronic Gaming

Psychological wellbeing and mental health are increasingly recognised as essential for individual health and community productivity (World Health Organisation [WHO], 2021). However, the costs associated with mental health are staggering. The WHO (2016) estimated the annual global economic cost of issues related to mental health is $2.5 trillion (USD) and projects these costs to increase

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Psychometric Properties of MRRF-Academic Resilience Scale (MRRF-ARS): A Multifaceted Measure of Resilience

Resilience views as a multifaceted construct anchored on the strength of the human being to withstand and bounce back despite adversity. MRRF- Academic Resilience Scale (MRRFARS) is a newly developed instrument that will help measure the academic resilience of Senior High School Students. Hence, this paper aims to establish the psychometric properties of the MRRF-

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Stress, Procrastination and Proactive Coping of Selected Foreign Psychology Students

Students encountered challenges amidst this Covid-19 pandemic. These students managed to have a face-to-face class, but due to pandemic, they were migrated to a digital classroom. This research study emphasized on stress, procrastination, and proactive coping of selected foreign Psychology students (N=399). enrolled in one of the universities in South Metro Manila. Researchers employed the

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Comparisons in College Adjustment of Chinese Domestic and International Students

College marks a watershed experience for emerging adults, and is often a time of excitement, fear, challenges, and change as young adults transition toward independence. For Chinese international students (CIS), separation from their primary caregivers and exposure to acculturative stressors may bring particular challenges to their college adjustment. Compared to their domestic counterparts who choose

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Does Practice Always Make Perfect? A Study of Whether Psychotherapists Treating Older Adults Become More Efficient as They Gain More Experience

The current longitudinal study investigates the effects of practice on the outcome of psychotherapy for elderly persons. It follows 4 psychologists for the first 143 clients of their professional lives to explore whether increased practice leads to better outcomes for their clients. The participating psychologists routinely monitor the effect of their work with different psychometric

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Home Quarantine Activities, Lockdown Fatigue, and Emotional State of Students in the Teacher Education Program Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

One of the major changes brought by the COVID-19 crisis in the Philippine educational system is the implementation of a full online learning modality. The study sought to determine the home quarantine activities of students in the Teacher Education Program and relate them to lockdown fatigue and event-specific distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey

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Demographic Variations of Multiple Sclerosis Patients Between Britain and Kuwait

Introduction Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has been described to result in debilitating symptom of the disease. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of MS on patients from Britain and Kuwait. Methodology A questionnaire was distributed to 200 individuals with MS (100 Kuwaiti, and 100 British). The questionnaire consists of three parts; General

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Student Engagement in a Digitally Mediated Environment: Attitudes and Experiences of Student Advisers

Students’ healthy engagement with higher education (HE) can make vital contributions to their psychosocial development, educational attainment and future employability. However, it is important to note that how engagement is enabled, experienced, and assessed within Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) is evolving. This shift is evidenced in the growing interconnectivity between HEIs’ interpersonal and digital engagement

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Exposure Therapy as an Intervention for Social Anxiety Disorder: A Case Study of a College Student

Social anxiety disorder or SAD is defined as intense fear or anxiety of one or more social situations where one might behave embarrassingly or be observed and be negatively evaluated by others. This anxiety makes individuals distance themselves from daily social situations. Individuals with SAD are more likely to have impairments in various areas of

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Suicide Intervention Experiences and Practices of School Counselors: Basis for Development of Practice Guidelines

The current study investigated the Filipino school counselor’s knowledge, attitudes, and competencies in suicide intervention as well as their experiences and practices in suicide intervention. The study also aimed to develop and standardize suicide intervention guidelines. The study has two (2) phases. Phase 1 utilized the descriptive and generic qualitative inquiry methods of research. Purposive

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College Students Informal and Formal Ways of Seeking Help: Who’s to talk with?

Records show various ways to better understand help-seeking behavior. Literatures also showed that despite the fact that free counseling is available in the campus; only limited numbers of students are accessing the said service. The current study investigated the college students’ informal and formal ways of seeking help among 488 samples enrolled at a private

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Boosting Self-care Strategies and Resiliency Manual for Promoting Counselors’ Wellness

Counselors’ well-being is very essential in the fulfillment of day to day task of providing counseling services to their clients. It is expected that a counselor with positive physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional state will be able to develop therapeutic alliance, demonstrate empathy, and design appropriate intervention plan to address client’s presenting concern. On the

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The Using of Guidance Process for Promoting Opportunity of Adolescent Mothers in Udon Thani

The purposes of this study were to study the needs and the guidelines for supporting of opportunities educational, career, and personal and social of adolescent mothers by using of guidance process for promoting opportunity of adolescent mothers. The participants of this research were 6 adolescent mothers by purposively selected that they were early pregnancy before

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Where We Are: Current Level of Burnout and Self-Compassion of School Counselors in a Private School in Quezon City for School Year 2018-2019

Counselors are expected to be physically and emotionally ready to assist their counselees. Because of these expectations, counselors are affected by the emotional demands of the profession. The current study focused on the current state of school counselors in a private institution. The participants are fourteen female counselors from the elementary to the tertiary level.

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Relationship Between Gender, Culture Adaptation and Employment Equity – the Case of Foreigners in Japan

This paper explores two issues: the relation between gender and adaptation and gender and job equity of international students in Japan. The continued increase in the number of international students has caused a corresponding increase in a variety of problems and challenges regarding overseas study (Gebhard, 2012; Li et al., 2014). The problem of adjustment,