WHY DO STUDENTS GO TO COUNSELLING?
Keywords:student counselling; counselling addressability reasons; promotion of counselling services.
This research set out to identify the reasons why students attend the faculty/university counseling office and to identify students' preferred ways to promote the services of their faculty/university counseling office for the years 2019 and 2022. The research method used was a questionnaire survey (Alpha Chronbach coefficient is .790), applied to 207 students. The counselor’s personality matters the most (5.2464- on average value) when students address the counseling office, followed by the promotion made to the counseling office (5.1304 average) and the students' interest (5.0242 average). The reasons for addressability to counseling is centered on: the need for individual counseling services (105 choices, N-207), the need for career counseling (47 choices) and the students' need for information (15 choices). Students acknowledge that they need individual counseling services (105 choices) and career counseling services (47 choices) but some are unaware of the existence of the counseling office (69 choices) and would need counseling, because they are not self-confident (51 choices). The ways students prefer to promote counseling services are flyers (26.06%) (mean - 3.69 with standard deviation - 13.41) and Facebook posts or on student groups (25.31%) (mean - 3.58 with standard deviation - 13.43).