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dc.contributor.authorNyutu, Pius N.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialKenya
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2007 Summeren_US
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on March 19, 2009)en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational and counseling psychology.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to develop an instrument that can be used in the identification of guidance and counseling needs of secondary school students in Kenya. The Student Counseling Needs Scale (SCNS) is a 52-item inventory. Data from 867 participants (423 males and 444 females) recruited from seven provincial schools in Kenya was analyzed using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and exploratory factor analysis (EFA). Five factors, human relationships, career development, self development, social values, and learning skills were assessed. Alpha coefficients for the five SCNS subscales ranged from .83 to .88, and .94 for the whole scale. Additional analysis revealed differences by gender and school in the way students rate their guidance and counseling needs. The findings highlighted the importance of using assessment instruments in identification of students' counseling needs. The findings also supported the recommendation that Kenya should develop guidance and counseling programs in all schools to address students' needs.en_US
dc.identifier.merlin.b66661006en_US
dc.identifier.oclc316341248en_US
dc.identifier.otherNyutuP-030509-D7930en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4837
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2007 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2007 Dissertations
dc.subject.lcshEducational counselingen_US
dc.subject.lcshCounseling in vocational educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshCounseling in elementary educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshCounseling in middle school educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshCounseling in secondary educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshCounseling in higher educationen_US
dc.titleThe development of the student counseling needs scale (SCNS)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational, school, and counseling psychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US


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