ERIC Number: EJ798474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
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Expectations of and Attitudes toward Counseling: A Comparison of Asian International and U.S. Graduate Students
Yoon, Eunju; Jepsen, David A.
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v30 n2 p116-127 Jun 2008
This study examined Asian international graduate students' expectations of and attitudes toward counseling by using U.S. graduate students as a comparative reference group. Survey data from 189 Asian international and 186 U.S. students were subject to analyses. Results indicated that Asian international students, in comparison with U.S. students, indicated less exposure to counseling, less self-perceived need for counseling, greater discomfort/shame with counseling, less openness to counseling, a greater preference for a directive style, and a greater preference for a flexible counseling format. Language and cultural concerns were barriers to seeking counseling. Implications for culturally responsive services were discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Reference Groups, Asians, Student Attitudes, Expectation, Comparative Analysis, Counseling, Surveys, Counseling Techniques, Cultural Differences, Second Languages
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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