Breaching confidentiality to report students' risk-taking behaviours to school administrators


Siviş Çetinkaya R.

JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGISTS AND COUNSELLORS IN SCHOOLS, vol.30, no.2, pp.216-226, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/jgc.2019.17.
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGISTS AND COUNSELLORS IN SCHOOLS
  • Page Numbers: pp.216-226

Abstract

This study examined Turkish school counsellors’ (SCs) ratings of the importance of factors in deciding to report students’ risk-taking behaviours to school administrators (SAs). A sample of Turkish SCs (N = 252) were surveyed. Most and least important factors were determined. Group differences in terms of gender, school level of employment, and attending mandatory counselling ethics training were investigated. Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal Wallis tests were used in group comparisons. ‘Protecting the student’ was rated as the most important factor, and ‘Gender of the student’ was the least important factor. Statistically significant group differences with respect to gender, school level of employment, and attending mandatory counselling ethics training were identified. Implications for future research and practice are discussed.