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dc.contributor.advisorGysbers, Normaneng
dc.contributor.authorNyutu, Pius N.eng
dc.coverage.spatialKenyaeng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Summereng
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.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on March 19, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational and counseling psychology.eng
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.eng
dc.identifier.merlin.b66661006eng
dc.identifier.oclc316341248eng
dc.identifier.otherNyutuP-030509-D7930eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4837eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2007 Freely available dissertations (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2007 Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshEducational counselingeng
dc.subject.lcshCounseling in vocational educationeng
dc.subject.lcshCounseling in elementary educationeng
dc.subject.lcshCounseling in middle school educationeng
dc.subject.lcshCounseling in secondary educationeng
dc.subject.lcshCounseling in higher educationeng
dc.titleThe development of the student counseling needs scale (SCNS)eng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational, school, and counseling psychology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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