The development of the student counseling needs scale (SCNS)

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The development of the student counseling needs scale (SCNS)

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dc.contributor.author Nyutu, Pius N. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Kenya
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T18:43:27Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T18:43:27Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007 Summer en_US
dc.identifier.other NyutuP-030509-D7930 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4837
dc.description The 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.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on March 19, 2009) en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational and counseling psychology. en_US
dc.description.abstract The 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.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2007 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Educational counseling en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Counseling in vocational education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Counseling in elementary education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Counseling in middle school education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Counseling in secondary education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Counseling in higher education en_US
dc.title The development of the student counseling needs scale (SCNS) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Educational, school, and counseling psychology en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph.D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b66661006 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 316341248 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2007 Dissertations


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