Alienation Among College Students and Attitudes Toward Face-to-Face and Online Counseling: Implications for Student Learning
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.
Counseling and Student Personnel
Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology
Lewis, J., Coursol, D. H., Lindstrom Bremer, K., & Komarenko, O. (2015). Alienation Among College Students and Attitudes Toward Face-to-Face and Online Counseling: Implications for Student Learning. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 14(1), 28-37. doi: 10.1891/1945-8918.104.22.168
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