Examining the Personality Factor and the Relationship with Selection of Counselling Theory among Counsellors in Selangor

Hazrul Hizam Karim, and Fatimah Yusooff, and Mohd Tajudin Md Ninggal , and Wong Huey Siew, Examining the Personality Factor and the Relationship with Selection of Counselling Theory among Counsellors in Selangor. In: ICE 2021 : Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Education, 20-21 September 2021, Virtual Conference.

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Theories are crucial for counsellors in helping them build relationships with clients, and to help clients conceptualise, identify, and solve their issues and problems. Currently, there are more than 400 types of theories that seek to understand human problems through various perspectives. As not all of these theories are suitable in all contexts, it is of utmost importance for counsellors to be able to choose the most appropriate ones that they are comfortable with. The purpose of this paper is to examine the personality factor that contributes to the selection of theoretical orientation among the counsellors in Selangor. This quantitative study was conducted on a hundred and twenty-two (n = 122) registered counsellors in Selangor by using the Big Five Inventory as a questionnaire instrument to examine the personality of respondents. Descriptive statistics and reliability analysis were used in the data analysis. According to the Pearson’s r statistical correlation used, there were significant correlations between most of the personality factors in the Big Five Inventory and the eight counselling theoretical orientations. This study also gives implications to other researchers to explore the use of inventory that is more suitable for demographics in Malaysia in particular, besides exposing the trend of theoretical orientation by the counsellors.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Counselling, Theoretical Orientation, Counselling Theory, Registered Counsellor
Subjects: > > LB2300 Higher Education
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Depositing User: Siti Norfazila Ismail
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2022 03:56
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2022 03:56
URI: http://library.oum.edu.my/repository/id/eprint/1408

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