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ERIC Number: ED447372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Pages: 20
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Expectations of International Students from Counseling Services.
Baloglu, Mustafa
In the last two decades, the international student population has increased in the United States. Although these students demonstrate a need for counseling services, they often underutilize what counseling services colleges and universities have available. Researchers have reported that people from different ethnic and social groups display different problems, coping strategies, and preferences for counseling styles. This paper looks at the differences found among international students regarding their expectations from counseling services and counselors. International students (N=170) enrolled in a southwestern university participated in the study. The results indicated that international students underutilized counseling services. Friends were their most preferred source for help, followed by their parents and teachers. International students did not prefer counselors to be highly informed about students' cultural backgrounds but were more concerned about their years of experience. The paper discusses some of the limitations of the study, including the sample size. (Contains 35 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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