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ERIC Number: EJ949773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0653
Problems and Preferences for Source of Help among United Arab Emirates University Students
Al-Darmaki, Fatima Rashed
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v33 n4 p293-308 Dec 2011
This study examined common problems experienced by Emirati college students and their help-seeking preferences. A Problem Checklist was used to collect data from 450 participants. Factor analysis of the Checklist revealed three reliable factors (personal-interpersonal problems, mood problems, and academic problems). Results indicated that Emirati college students regarded 21 problems of the 34 as minor. The remaining thirteen were perceived as moderate. Women reported experiencing personal-interpersonal and mood problems more than men. The majority of participants preferred self-reliance in dealing with problems, or sought help from family or friends. Advisors and faculty members were consulted more than counselors for academic-related problems. Findings are discussed within the context of the UAE culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Arab Emirates