The Influence of Academic Counselling

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dc.contributor.advisor Sinnema, C en
dc.contributor.advisor Irving, E en Webb, Tom en 2015-07-02T02:23:59Z en 2014 en
dc.identifier.citation 2014 en
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dc.description.abstract This study investigated the influence of academic counselling on secondary school students. It focused on areas of students‘ schooling that were influenced by academic counselling and examined which components of academic counselling were responsible for that influence. The study also investigated whether students with varying levels of prior achievement were influenced differently by academic counselling. The research followed an explanatory sequential mixed methods design with a questionnaire generating the quantitative data and interviews generating the qualitative data. Overall, academic counselling was found to have a small positive influence on students. Students agreed that academic counselling had a positive influence on all of the aspects of their schooling that were tested and, in particular, on their motivation and their understanding of the national assessment system they were taking part in. The study also found that students with different levels of prior achievement were influenced differently by academic counselling with middle achieving students being the most influenced followed by low achieving students and high achieving students were influenced the least. There was also greater variation in the responses from the students from the high achieving students to the questions about this influence. There were more extreme responses of agreement and disagreement from the high achievers about the influence of academic counselling. Middle and low achieving students tended to be more neutral in their perception of the influence of academic counselling on them. The findings suggest that when academic counselling is working well it can have a strong influence on student outcomes. But that influence is dependent on the quality of the counselling provided by the academic counsellors. Therefore, there needs to be much greater support and development of academic counsellors so that they are able to provide the academic counselling in the best way possible and there needs to be a focus on building relationships, setting goals and monitoring of achievement information during academic counselling. en
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dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99264794913202091 en
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dc.title The Influence of Academic Counselling en
dc.type Thesis en Educational Leadership en The University of Auckland en Masters en
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pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-07-02 en

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