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Sinkkonen, Hanna-Maija; Puhakka, Helena; Meriläinen, Matti – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This study investigates Internet use in relation to self-esteem and adaptability in career decision-making among Finnish adolescents (N = 336). Decision-making and adaptability were evaluated using a questionnaire on career decision style, self-esteem was assessed with a self-esteem test, and Internet use was measured by an instrument that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Use, Adolescents
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Rantanen, Antti P.; Soini, Hannu S. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine changes in counsellor trainees' ways of responding to clients' messages after four weeks of Peer Group Consultation (PGC) training [Soini, Jämsä, & Kuusisto, 2006. Scaffolding and consultation of skilled performance. In K. Thompson J. Liukkonen, & T. Jaakkola (Eds.), "Promotion of motor skills…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Peer Groups, Counselor Client Relationship, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Bimrose, Jenny; Kettunen, Jaana; Goddard, Tannis – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Much progress has been made in integrating information and communications technology (ICT) into careers practice, but there is still room for improvement. An international lens is adopted to examine some key elements that contribute to the successful integration of ICT into careers practice. We start by exploring the role of policy, using the UK…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Counseling Services, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Kettunen, Jaana; Sampson, James P., Jr.; Vuorinen, Raimo – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
This article reports findings from a phenomenographic investigation into career practitioners' understanding of competency for social media in career services. Sixteen Danish and Finnish practitioners with experience using social media in career services were interviewed in focus groups. Competency for social media in career services was conceived…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication, Interviews
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Meriläinen, Matti; Puhakka, Helena; Sinkkonen, Hanna-Maija – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Students' suggestions for how to eliminate bullying at universities were gathered as part of an e-questionnaire sent to each university student (N = 10,551) at a Finnish university. The suggestions (n = 2804) regarding how to address bullying at universities were divided into the following four classes: support (944), punishment (78), support and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Kettunen, Jaana; Vuorinen, Raimo; Sampson, James P., Jr. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
This article reports the outcomes of a study, undertaken from a phenomenographic perspective, of career practitioners' conceptions of social media usage in career services. Fifteen Finnish career practitioners--representing comprehensive, secondary and higher education as well as public employment services--were interviewed in focus groups. The…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Counselor Attitudes, Counseling Services, Phenomenology
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Pietila, Minna – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2002
Examines the psychological studies of bereavement support groups as well as exploring the ways in which people talk about their participation in such groups after their family member's suicide. This paper draws on a study of 16 interviews with bereaved parents and (adult) children, half of whom had attended a bereavement support group after their…
Descriptors: Bereavement, Counseling Effectiveness, Family (Sociological Unit), Foreign Countries
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Lairio, Marjatta; Nissila, Pia – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2002
A follow-up study and in-depth interviews on school counseling practices and problems in Finland showed that in the last 10 years the work of the school counselor has extended and become more diversified. This article analyzes this change in terms of the problems and core tasks of counseling and the new challenges faced by Finnish counselors.…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role, Foreign Countries