ERIC Number: EJ1087103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
Online Counselling in Secondary Schools: Would Students Seek Help by This Medium?
Glasheen, K. J.; Shochet, I.; Campbell, M. A.
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v44 n1 p108-122 2016
Students in secondary schools experience problems that can impact on their well-being and educational outcomes. Although "face-to-face" counselling is available in most Australian secondary schools, many students, particularly boys, do not seek appropriate help. Research suggests that online counselling can be effective and increase engagement. This study of 215 secondary school students sought to assess students' intention to use online counselling if it was made available in schools. The results found no gender difference in the likely intentions to seek online help though year level was significant and students experiencing psychological distress had a preference for online counselling. If students did use online counselling it was more likely they would discuss sensitive topics rather than for career issues. Implications for school counselling are discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Counseling Techniques, Computer Mediated Communication, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Help Seeking, Counseling, Mental Health, Secondary Schools, Emotional Disturbances, Student Surveys, Online Surveys, Measures (Individuals), Depression (Psychology)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia