Turkish Student Counsellors' Perceptions of Ethicality: a Brief Report


SİVİŞ ÇETİNKAYA R.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COUNSELLING, vol.41, no.3, pp.407-414, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10447-018-9358-7
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COUNSELLING
  • Page Numbers: pp.407-414

Abstract

This study aimed to explore student counsellors' perceptions of ethicality and sources of these perceptions. A sample of 70 Turkish undergraduate student counsellors participated in the study. Data were collected using ethics autobiographies centred on two broad questions. Content analysis showed that participants perceived maintaining confidentiality (81%) as a major criterion of ethicality, followed by respect for individual and cultural differences (67%). The main source of perceptions as cited by the participants was courses taken during their undergraduate training (75.7%). Observation of other counsellors ranked second (32.8%), and text-books ranked third (15.7%). Implications for counsellor education are discussed and recommendations for future research are provided.