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Wafula, Esther – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
Contemplating the school to work transition in the insecure and unpredictable twenty-first century world of work can be anxiety inducing for college students. Consequently, college students may develop disempowered career stories in which they feel ill prepared to explore career prospects or engage with the world of work. This paper describes a…
Descriptors: Poetry, Career Counseling, College Students, Career Development
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Versluis, Anke; Verkuil, Bart; Spinhoven, Philip; Brosschot, Jos F. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
Worry is an important mediator in the relation between stressors and health. This pilot study examined whether a smartphone-based in time worry-reduction training was feasible and improved physiological health (i.e. increased heart rate variability [HRV]). A total of 26 high-worriers were randomised to an experimental or active-control condition…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Stress Management, Training, Telecommunications
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Murray, Aja Louise; McKenzie, Karen; Murray, Kara; Richelieu, Marc – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
Response shifts can be defined as a change in the way that a respondent interprets and responds to symptom questionnaire items, over and above true changes in their symptoms. Response shifts are liable to occur as a result of psychotherapy and can undermine evaluations of the effectiveness of psychotherapy interventions by making pre- and post-…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Psychotherapy, Intervention
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Zhang, Ya; Hu, Jing; Evans, Chris; Jin, Li Wei; Wu, Meng Yang; Wang, Chun Yin; Zhang, Xiao Jin; Lu, Wei Hong; Chen, Guo Peng – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
To develop the Chinese version of Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation-Outcome Measure (CORE-OM) and examine its psychometric properties, we investigated a sample of 689 non-clinical and 309 clinical participants and found this measurement had good acceptability, internal reliability, test-retest reliability and convergent validity; it had…
Descriptors: Chinese, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Outcome Measures, Reliability
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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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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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Smith, Robert L.; Karaman, Mehmet A.; Balkin, Richard S.; Talwar, Saumya – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2020
The purpose of this study was to develop a theoretically-driven instrument of achievement motivation and determine its validation. The Achievement Motivation Measure (AMM) is closely aligned with Atkinson and McClelland's (1948, 1953, 1961) theoretical constructs of achievement thoughts and behaviours. Confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics
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Buizza, Chiara; Ghilardi, Alberto; Olivetti, Elena; Costa, Andrea – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This paper aims to examine the characteristics of students who withdrew from a university counselling service in northern Italy. Differences found in the socio-demographic characteristics of counselling completers and dropouts and in the scores obtained in questionnaires administered at the outset were analysed. Furthermore, in order to identify…
Descriptors: Dropouts, School Counseling, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Steven, Ng Poh Yaip; Ada, Chung Yee Lin – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This small-scale pilot study analysed the input of two university teachers regarding their approaches, attitudes and understanding regarding counselling referrals for students in a university setting in Singapore. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews. Using interpretative phenomenological analysis, four main categories of themes…
Descriptors: Referral, Counseling Services, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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Bentley, Anne – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Tuition fees and increasing mental health needs in students are changing the nature of Higher Education (HE) and creating tensions between HE and embedded counselling services. These are illustrated and explained using Bourdieu's concepts of field and capital. It is recommended that the field of counselling should expand to meet evolving student…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Mental Health, Health Needs, Higher Education
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Savarese, Giulia; Iannaccone, Antonio; Mollo, Monica; Fasano, Oreste; Pecoraro, Nadia; Carpinelli, Luna; Cavallo, Pierpaolo – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
We describe a university's psychological counselling approach, based mainly on a form of dialogue known as an "Elicitation Interview". It is a technical conversational situation in which a counsellor helps a student to raise his or her awareness of his/her educational experiences. It is a conversational approach that provides students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Reflection
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Lysiak, Malgorzata; Puchalska-Wasyl, Malgorzata – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Psychological literature in the field of internal dialogical activity assumes that internal temporal dialogues perform several important functions, namely: support, redefining the past, balancing, distancing, advising, making decisions, acquiring wisdom and managing the future. The article is an attempt to verify this proposal through qualitative…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Decision Making, Well Being, Psychological Patterns
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Clough, Bonnie A.; Nazareth, Sonia M.; Day, Jamin J.; Casey, Leanne M. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
Limited research has examined distress or help-seeking knowledge and attitudes among international students. The aim of this study was to examine psychological distress, mental health literacy (MHL), and help-seeking attitudes and intentions among a sample of domestic and international tertiary students. The sample comprised 357 domestic and…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, College Students, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes
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Yoon, Hyung Joon; Ahn, Sungsik; Kang, Eun Hee – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
The purpose of this study was to develop a job-seeking competency model for North Korean defectors (NKDs) who are college students in South Korea. This study adopted the Delphi method with a panel of 17 experts, comprising of NKDs who secured their jobs successfully and South Korean field experts who have hired NKDs or assisted them with their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, College Students, Job Applicants
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Hunt, Jane – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2019
This paper is a report of a qualitative study in which the aim was to investigate how counsellors who identified as practising members of a world religion or faith experienced undertaking counsellor training in the UK. All four participants were final year students on BACP accredited counsellor training programmes and identified as practicing…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Religious Factors, Student Experience, Foreign Countries
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