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ERIC Number: ED439345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 6
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Worldview and Counseling: Perceptions of Singaporean Students.
Soong, Cecilia
This paper examines the worldviews of Singapore students, comprised of Chinese, Malays, and Indians, and explores students' perceptions of and preference for counseling approaches. A modified version of Ibrahim and Kahn's Scale to Assess World Views (1994) was used to assess 970 Secondary Four students' worldviews with the independent variables being gender, age, ethnic group, religion, course of study, academic stream, home language, and socio-economic status. It states that people's worldview influences the kind of counseling they seek. This was evident from the quantitative data that determined that most students' worldview was optimistic and they preferred a relational approach to counseling. The client-centered approach was preferred, with its emphasis on trust-building, respect, and relationship development. Task orientation is reflective of the pessimistic worldview and was found to be the secondary worldview of students. Students with this worldview preferred a more structured approach to counseling such as the cognitive approach. (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore