Perceptions towards online counseling among counselors in Malaysia

Zainah Ahmad Zamani, Rohany Nasir, Fatimah Yusooff

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Abstract

Technology is changing the nature of problems people are having as well as how they are treated. Technology assistance such as electronic counseling, or e-counseling has been available and widely used as more users are going online, hence the delivery of such services continues to grow well. This research is a preliminary research to explore perceptions of counselors towards the needs of online or e-counseling. A total of 20 respondents were selected as subjects and data were collected using questionnaires to examine the use of e-counseling among counselors. Results showed that although respondents viewed positively towards ecounseling, but they prefer face-to-face counseling to deliver their services to clients. However, it is important to note that more and more people will continue to look to the internet as a resource for dealing with their mental health issues. Hence, continued research in the use and applicability of online counseling will help shape the future of professional counseling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages585-589
Number of pages5
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventWorld Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Guidance, WCPCG-2010 - Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 22 Apr 201025 Apr 2010

Other

OtherWorld Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Guidance, WCPCG-2010
CountryTurkey
CityAntalya
Period22/4/1025/4/10

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Malaysia
counselor
Counseling
counseling
Research
Technology
Counselors
Internet
Mental Health
assistance
mental health
electronics
questionnaire
resources
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Counselor
  • Online counseling
  • Perceptions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

Cite this

Ahmad Zamani, Z., Nasir, R., & Yusooff, F. (2010). Perceptions towards online counseling among counselors in Malaysia. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 5, pp. 585-589) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.146

Perceptions towards online counseling among counselors in Malaysia. / Ahmad Zamani, Zainah; Nasir, Rohany; Yusooff, Fatimah.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 5 2010. p. 585-589.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ahmad Zamani, Z, Nasir, R & Yusooff, F 2010, Perceptions towards online counseling among counselors in Malaysia. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 5, pp. 585-589, World Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Guidance, WCPCG-2010, Antalya, Turkey, 22/4/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.146
Ahmad Zamani Z, Nasir R, Yusooff F. Perceptions towards online counseling among counselors in Malaysia. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 5. 2010. p. 585-589 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.146
Ahmad Zamani, Zainah ; Nasir, Rohany ; Yusooff, Fatimah. / Perceptions towards online counseling among counselors in Malaysia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 5 2010. pp. 585-589
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