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Work Values of Malaysian School Counselors: It’s Implication on School Counseling

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Author(s): A. R. Bakar | S. Mohamed | N. S. Zakaria

Journal: Journal of Social Sciences
ISSN 1549-3652

Volume: 7;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 456;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Vocational behavior | work values | school counselors | school counseling | Malaysia

ABSTRACT
Problem statement: Work values have been widely studied in management areas, among students and nurses. One can easily obtain literatures on these populations. One may face some difficulties when searching for literature on work values of counselors. Approach: The current study intends to explore the work values of Malaysian school counselors, specifically and to determine if their work values differ based on gender, level of education and experience as counselors, school location and size of school population. Results: Their work values were measured using a 60 items work value instrument. The overall mean of counselor’s work value was 3.71 (SD = 0.43). There was a significant difference of work values between male and female counselors. Conclusion: Work values were found to be associated with age, experience and academic qualification. No correlation was found between work values and location of school and size of school.
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