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