Title

Alienation Among College Students and Attitudes Toward Face-to-Face and Online Counseling: Implications for Student Learning

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Department

Counseling and Student Personnel

College

Education

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between 3 aspects of alienation: powerlessness, meaninglessness, and social estrangement, and attitudes toward face-to-face and online counseling among college students. Participants included 180 undergraduate students at a Midwestern university. Correlations indicated a significant relationship between discomfort with face-to-face counseling and powerlessness (r = .20, p = .008) and meaninglessness (r = .22, p = .003). There were no significant relationships between attitudes toward online counseling and any aspect of alienation. Significant gender differences in value toward face-to-face counseling were found. Higher education should examine the use of online counseling among college students.

Publication Title

Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology

DOI

10.1891/1945-8959.14.1.28