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Kan du, vill du, vågar du? : - En kvantitativ enkätstudie om gymnasieelevers kunskap om och attityder till skolkurativt arbete samt benägenhet att vända sig till skolkuratorn. / Can you, do you want to, do you dare? : - A quantitative survey about secondary students' knowledge and attitudes towards school curative work and the tendency to seek help from school counselor.

Authors
  • Newman Hedin, Filippa
  • Johansson, Victoria
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2024
Source
DiVA - Academic Archive On-line
Keywords
Language
Swedish
License
Green
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Abstract

Previous research has shown there is a lack of studies made about school counselors and their work with secondary school students, especially in a Swedish context. Although the research is limited, there are a few studies who can show that there is a distancing of students towards school counselors and students seeking help, but there also seems to be a lack of direction that makes school counselors work tasks to appear unclear. Previous research shows that there seem to be a few explanatory factors that may impact this behavior of students such as a lack of trust, a fear that confidentiality will be compromised as well as other people's opinions. The purpose of this study was to describe, analyze and find possible connections between secondary students' knowledge and attitudes towards school counselors and counselors' work tasks, and also secondary students' tendency to seek help. The study was carried out by a quantitative questionnaire study with focus on two different schools in two different municipalities. Empirical material was collected through google forms and participants were asked to fill out the survey online. We visited a few schools who were interested in participating in the questionnaire. The reason for this was because we had an idea of an increasing number of participants by visiting schools and informing them about this study and its purpose, and also to be able to answer any questions they might have. The results were analyzed through a univariate and a bivariate analysis and by using the Statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS). The results showed that students had a rather positive attitude towards school counselors, but still tend to not seek help if needed, which can be due to a lack of trust to the counselor.

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