This study aimed to investigate the levels of university students' beliefs about counseling based on three dimensions (intent, stigma tolerance, and expertness) and the differences on these levels based on gender, college, and previous experience with counseling. A related purpose was to examine the predictive effects of coping styles (positive and negative) on the levels of beliefs towards counseling. The study sample included 593 university students (60% female) from different academic years. The students responded to the Beliefs about Psychological Services Questionnaire and coping style questionnaire. The findings showed that the students had high levels of intent and stigma tolerance and a medium level of expertness. Moreover, statistical differences were found based on gender and experience with counseling. The results also highlighted the predictive effects of coping styles on beliefs towards counseling.
|Translated title of the contribution||University Students’ Beliefs about Counseling and its Relationship to Adjustment Styles|
|Number of pages||31|
|Journal||Internati onal Journal for Research in Education|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2021|