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Camilleri-Zahra, Amy – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2021
Counselling is generally recognised by persons with disability as a valuable service. However, persons with disability tend to be a particular client group which is often avoided by counsellors. In this study I investigated the social construction of disability among six Maltese counsellors. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counselors, Counselor Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Williams, Izaak L.; Wright, David E. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2021
The literature on critical thinking (CT) in counselling and therapy generally posits higher quality outcomes when CT is applied in therapeutic treatment. We critically examine support for the claim that CT improves clinical outcomes. The purported effects of CT are first identified by arguments in favour of using CT in therapeutic treatment, both…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Psychotherapy, Outcomes of Treatment, Counseling
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Larkings, Josephine S.; Brown, Patricia M.; Scholz, Brett – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2021
Mental health practitioners' beliefs about the causes of mental illness may influence their approach to treatment and impact therapeutic outcomes. There has been limited research on this topic. This study explores mental health practitioners' views and experiences of addressing causal beliefs in treatment. A thematic framework guided the analysis…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Allied Health Personnel, Beliefs, Mental Disorders
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Joshi, Jahnvee; Bakshi, Anuradha J. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2021
In this paper, we present a framework to examine the kinds of careers that rural disadvantaged youth would like to know about in a career guidance intervention as also related findings from two different rural disadvantaged contexts in India. Differences across gender, age group, region, and participation/non-participation in youth programmes are…
Descriptors: Rural Youth, Disadvantaged Youth, Adolescents, Career Guidance
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Omoyemiju, Michael Adeniyi; Popoola, Bayode Isaiah – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2021
In this study the prevalence of internet addiction was ascertained among students of a university in Nigeria, using a survey design method. A sample of 1448 students was selected through a proportionate sampling technique. Data were collected using Young's (1998) Internet Addiction Test. Fourteen percent of the students exhibited severe levels of…
Descriptors: Incidence, Internet, Computer Use, Handheld Devices
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Majumdar, Anjali; Kumar, Satishchandra – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2021
The job demands-resource model of work engagement describes how engagement is influenced by various work demands, and the work-related and personal resources of employees. We studied the role of organisational climate, organisational justice and psychological capital of employees in explaining work engagement. At the outset, 212 full-time adults…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Work Attitudes, Job Performance, Organizational Climate
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Chen, Charles P. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2021
One of the central missions of career counselling in higher education is to promote diversity, making the helping process more accessible and effective for students with special needs. With this goal in mind, some key issues pertaining to the career development needs and challenges of young university students with learning disabilities (LDs) are…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, College Students, Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities
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Toh, Ruby; Sampson, James P. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2021
While public employment service delivery in many developed countries today is rendered in a differentiated, needs- or profile-based approach, it remains entrenched in a traditional one-size-fits-all, first-come-first-served approach in most developing countries. The right servicing model offers a system of continuous assessment and determination…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Delivery Systems, Employment Services, Problem Solving
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Yates, Julia; Cahill, Sharon – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2021
Evidence suggests that occupational prototypes have an impact on career decisions yet literature provides only a limited understanding of the nature of these prototypes. This paper presents a small-scale grounded theory study to explore the prototypes of four occupations. Data were collected from 24 psychology undergraduates through four focus…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Career Choice, Decision Making, Grounded Theory
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Crowley, Lucy; Jeske, Debora – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2021
One increasingly important aspect for graduates to demonstrate in the context of graduate recruitment is their potential fit to the job and organisation. Using an opportunity sample of 43 recruiters at two career fairs in Ireland, we explored the extent to which graduate attributes incorporate fit, which categories of fit were mentioned, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Recruitment, Personnel Selection, College Graduates
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Lawson-McConnell, Ruth A. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
Even though emotions are central in many counselling modalities, how best to work with emotions has not often been clearly articulated or practically presented for counsellors. In this paper I outline a brief history of the science of emotion, highlighting the role of emotional regulation in the counsellor-client attachment and present a five-step…
Descriptors: Emotional Experience, Counselor Client Relationship, Self Control, Therapy
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Esposito, Giovanna; Marano, Denise; Freda, Maria Francesca – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
This work analysed which profiles of counsellors' supportive and interpretative actions emerged in two group counselling interventions designed to promote mentalisation in underachieving university students. The Psychodynamic Intervention Rating Scale was used to analyse this and the level of depth of defence interpretations. Two outcome measures…
Descriptors: Counselors, Intervention, Group Counseling, Low Achievement
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Clough, Bonnie A.; Nazareth, Sonia M.; Casey, Leanne M. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
International students may have less understanding and awareness of mental health issues and appear unlikely to seek help. The purpose of the current study was to construct and evaluate a brief online educational intervention designed to increase mental health literacy (MHL) and help-seeking among international tertiary students studying in…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Help Seeking, Intervention, Foreign Students
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Ögülmüs, Selahiddin; Boysan, Murat; Fidan-Acar, Özlem; Koca, Hanife – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
In this study we examined the DSM-5 factor structure of scores on the Turkish version of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5) and predictors of PTSD caseness in a sample of male prisoners. The 7-factor hybrid model was the optimal model relative to the alternatives. Consistent with the PTSD literature in prisoners,…
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety, Depression (Psychology), Correlation
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Farrer, Louise M.; Gulliver, Amelia; Katruss, Natasha; Bennett, Kylie; Bennett, Anthony; Ali, Kathina; Griffiths, Kathleen M. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
There is growing recognition of the importance of addressing the mental health needs of young people attending university. Anonymous, scalable, and evidence-based online interventions can help to reduce burden on university services and increase access to care for marginalised or disconnected students. This paper reports the participatory design…
Descriptors: Program Development, Health Services, Mental Health, College Students
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