The Perceptions of Students about the Role of School Counselors on Career Selection

Egemen Hanımoğlu


APA 6th edition
Hanımoğlu*, E. (2018). The Perceptions of Students about the Role of School Counselors on Career Selection. European Journal of Educational Research, 7(4), 763-774. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.4.763

Harvard
Hanımoğlu* E. 2018 'The Perceptions of Students about the Role of School Counselors on Career Selection', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 763-774. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.7.4.763

Chicago 16th edition
Hanımoğlu*, Egemen . "The Perceptions of Students about the Role of School Counselors on Career Selection". (2018)European Journal of Educational Research 7, no. 4(2018): 763-774. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.4.763

Abstract

Firstly, the researcher provides an insightful introduction into the phenomenon focused on to explicate the learners’ views about the role of school counselors in line with career selection. To attain the study objectives, the researcher used a multi-unit case study to investigate the perceptions among high-school students about school counselors’ roles and career selection. The investigator used open-ended questionnaires to harness information and then utilized the qualitative descriptive approach to analyze the data. Analysis of the information collected via open-ended questionnaires was done through thematic analysis, which was a subset of the broader qualitative descriptive technique. The findings denoted that high-school learners have varied perceptions with regards to the roles of school counselors and career selection.

Keywords: Guidance and counseling, career, career selection, counselor, high school.


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