Factors related to the use of guidance services applied to the college students of Central Luzon State University

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Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling

Subject Categories

Student Counseling and Personnel Services


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Counseling and Educational Psychology


This study tries to find out whether certain factors such as locus of control, year level and guidance needs were associated with the students' use of guidance services. The setting of the study was the Guidance Services Unit of the Office of Student Affairs of the Central Luzon State University. The different guidance services offered were classified into two categories, namely: a) routinary services such as orientation, testing, information, and placement and b) voluntary activity such as counseling. The study involved three hundred seventy eight (378) participants from second year to fourth year who come from the eight (8) colleges of the institution. There were three (3) instruments used in the study, namely: a) Locus of Control Scale b) Student Needs Assessment Survey and c) Students' Questionnaire. The study used the descriptive-correlational method with means, standard deviations, frequencies, percentages and chi-square as main statistical tools.

Results showed that the locus of control, year level and guidance needs were associated with the students' use of guidance services. It appeared that students used guidance services regardless of year level and locus of control. However, among the five services offered, it was the counseling service which was the least availed of. It was evident that the students' need for counseling was strong. However, results showed that students would prefer to seek help from their parents. It is, therefore, strongly recommended that the counseling service be strengthened by providing skills enhancement trainings not only for the Peer Counselors and Guidance Coordinators but also to parents. On the other hand, while it is true that the other guidance services were attended by students, it is likewise necessary to strengthen and improve the provision of these services. It is likewise imperative to explore a marketing strategy to make students more aware of the guidance services offered.

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Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

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81 leaves


Personnel service in education; College students; Locus of control; Central Luzon State University -- Students; Educational guidance

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