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Secondary School Students Counseling Needs: What Components Are Important?

EasyChair Preprint no. 1881

21 pagesDate: November 8, 2019


The purpose of this study was to identify the components of counseling needs as perceived important by secondary school students. The understanding of the needs is crucial for school counselors in tailoring the specific counseling programs for students. The study was conducted in qualitative method where the data was analyzed in three phases of reviewing exercises; a) focus group interviews that involved 16 (N=16) students as participants from two different secondary schools in Selangor, b) open-ended questionnaire was distributed randomly to 331 (N=331) respondents from three different secondary schools in Terengganu, Perak and Selangor, and c) interview sessions to gain school counselors’ opinions about student counseling needs that had involved 5 (N=5) school counselors. The findings of the study have shown that the components of counseling need as highlighted by the students can be grouped into six different categories; first is personal development, second emotional needs, third career development, fourth learning skills, fifth peer relationship and sixth family.

Keyphrases: career development, Counseling needs, Emotional needs, family, learning skills, peer relationship, personal development, School counselors, secondary school students

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  author = {Mohd Azli Jailani and Sofea Elias and Nuzha Mohd Taha},
  title = {Secondary School Students Counseling Needs: What Components Are Important?},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 1881},

  year = {EasyChair, 2019}}
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