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Seamark, Daniel; Gabriel, Lynne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The current research explores young adults' beliefs, awareness and understanding surrounding help-seeking behaviour in relation to barriers preventing access to counselling support. The literature suggests that several barriers, such as a lack of awareness, stigma and gender roles, will have a negative influence on help-seeking. To complement and…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Help Seeking, Barriers, Qualitative Research
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Boysan, Murat; Çam, Zekeriya – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The paper discusses the associations between adult attachment and OCD symptoms in light of current cognitive-behavioural theories of OCD. The role of attachment system in OCD has been increasingly recognised. The aim of this paper was to investigate and evidence for direct and indirect relations between attachment insecurities, obsessional beliefs…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Anxiety Disorders, Security (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Broglia, Emma; Millings, Abigail; Barkham, Michael – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
With reports continually demonstrating increased demand and severity of student mental health needs, it is important to gain a fuller understanding of the impact on embedded student counselling services. The aims of this research were to identify (a) service similarities, (b) factors which impact on services, (c) characteristics of service users,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Adult Education, Adult Students
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Brzezinski, Sara; Millar, Rob; Tracey, Anne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The purpose of this study is to determine the personal and social worries of samples of tertiary-level students in the U.S.A. and Northern Ireland (UK) using the Things I Worry About Scale (TIWAS). An online questionnaire, which included the TIWAS, was completed by two samples (U.S.A. = 71 and Northern Ireland = 187). Results indicate that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Anxiety, Student Needs
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Ghilardi, Alberto; Buizza, Chiara; Costa, Andrea; Teodori, Claudio – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The aims of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness of a university counselling service in Northern Italy, to assess the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of students who used counselling service, and to assess the psychological conditions of the students who ended the counselling after a 4 month follow-up period. The study…
Descriptors: Followup Studies, College Students, Counseling Services, Foreign Countries
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Stallman, Helen M.; Ohan, Jeneva L.; Chiera, Belinda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Poor well-being in university students is a serious concern. Using self-kindness -- an attitude of understanding and benevolence in times of adversity or failure -- may be key to enabling students to maintain well-being despite the pressures inherent to their student role. This study aimed to test a theoretically guided model of how self-kindness,…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, College Students, Well Being, Foreign Countries
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Dogan, Turkan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This study examined the change in the problem areas of students who visited a university counselling centre for individual counselling over a period of 16 years. The findings showed that problem areas changed with the psychosocial and economic changes in the 16 years examined, and that the majority of students in the most recent period visited the…
Descriptors: School Counseling, College Students, Guidance Centers, Student Problems
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Huang, Yun-Chen; Lin, Shu-Hui – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
We have developed and validated a new Interpersonal Communication Competence Inventory (ICCI) for college students. Study 1 describes the development of the ICCI and results of an exploratory factor analysis of data from 1336 Chinese students, which identified a four-factor model with reasonable internal consistency. Study 2 describes results of a…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills, College Students, Test Construction
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Bernaras Iturrioz, Elena; Insúa Cerretani, Patricia; Bully Garay, Paola – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This study recruited 4799 university students to complete a Spanish language version of Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation -- Outcome Measure and an ad hoc questionnaire to determine the presence and severity of psychological problems and identify potential explanatory factors. The percentage of participants who exceeded the cut-off point for…
Descriptors: Incidence, Severity (of Disability), Risk, Academic Achievement
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Walsh, Amy; Richards, Derek – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Background: Outcome research has highlighted the efficacy of internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT). Some process research has examined users experiences of iCBT. Understanding the user experience provides valuable feedback to developers of internet-delivered interventions. Aim: The present study aimed to evaluate user's experiences…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Internet, Anxiety
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Meekums, Bonnie; Wathen, Cristen C.; Koltz, Rebecca L. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The purpose of this research was to explore the experience and implementation of a cross-cultural (UK/USA) student videoconference. Participating students were video recorded while participating in a videoconference between a USA University's class Counselling Theories II and a UK University's class, Becoming a Reflective Practitioner 2A. Students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Videoconferencing, Counselor Training, College Students
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Biasi, Valeria; Patrizi, Nazarena; Mosca, Mauro; De Vincenzo, Conny – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The work discusses the effectiveness of the counselling treatment to enhance student academic success. The participants were randomly assigned to either an experimental group (66 students who had completed counselling treatment) or a wait-list comparison group (44 students). The Adult Self Report (ASR) by Achenbach and Rescorla [2003. "Manual…
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Well Being, College Students
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Eryilmaz, Ali – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The present study aims to investigate the effectiveness of a peer-helping programme in increasing the subjective well-being of a group of university students compared with a control group with the same characteristics who did not receive the intervention. The intervention recipients consisted of 13 male and 17 female participants. The peer helpers…
Descriptors: Helping Relationship, Peer Relationship, Program Effectiveness, Well Being
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Sheikhi, Siamak; Issazadegan, Ali; Norozy, Merseda; Saboory, Ehsan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The present study considered the relationships between alexithymia and Machiavellian personality beliefs among university students. Two hundred and thirteen students (95 women and 118 men) studying Master's degrees in psychology, education, law, political sciences, and social sciences at the University of Tehran were randomly chosen using…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Personality Traits, College Students, Correlation
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Mittendorff, Kariene; Faber, Marike; Staman, Laura – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
In order to lower dropout rates and stimulate student success in higher education, the Dutch government implemented a new law demanding that every higher education institute offer a matching activity to applying students. This article evaluates how students and teachers experience this matching activity. Data were collected in a Dutch university…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Interviews
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