Perceptions of Career Counselling Services among Undergraduate Students

Edris, Aden and Nor Mazlina, Ghazali and Azzahrah, Anuar and Amat, S. and Mahmud, M. I. (2019) Perceptions of Career Counselling Services among Undergraduate Students. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 17 (11). pp. 234-249.

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Career counselling services are essential to increase the employability of university graduates. This study aimed to explore the perceptions of university students to the career counselling practices at public universities. Two males and four females were involved in this study. Their involvement was on a voluntary-basis. The data were collected using a semi-structured interview method and analysed using NVivo 12 software. Three (3) themes have been identified from the analysis which include: (i) refusal factor, (ii) attraction factor, and (iii) career counselling service improvement at public universities. Ten subthemes that emerged from the themes were: ethics, counsellor’s knowledge level, counsellor’s experiences, types of mentoring, locations of counselling and career units, student’s ignorance, intensifying counselling and career activities and increasing promotions. To conclude, counsellor’s personality, knowledge, and skills influence the utilisation pattern of career counselling services and counsellors are advised to continually improve their knowledge and skills in line with the client’s needs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: career counselling, career counsellor, perception, counselling services, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2020 04:32
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2021 23:48

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