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ERIC Number: ED439344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 6
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Help-Seeking Behaviors of the College Students in Taiwan.
Tien, Hsiu-Lan Shelly
The purpose of this paper is to understand students' perceptions of needs for counseling personal, academic, and career problems, and to realize students' preferences of counseling strategies with respect to these three problem domains. Freshman students at the National Pingtung Teachers College were given the "Needs for Counseling Questionnaire." The results indicated that students' perceived eight items as most important in motivating them to seek help. They were: (1) courses, credits, and internship information; (2) career decision-making skills; (3) special training for a specific job; (4) work adjustment; (5) courses taking; (6) job training and license exam information; (7) report writing; and (8) future job alternatives. Five of the eight items are career problems that indicate students need more help in this area. It concludes that students' help seeking behaviors were different for different types of problems. For personal problems, the way of individual counseling was preferred. For career problems, information providing was the popular method, while for academic problems, both individual counseling and information providing were preferred. (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan