A. D. Oghiagbephan


This study investigate the responses of counseling students on professionalism amidst barriers to establishing counseling associations it adopted the descriptive survey research using one hundred and fifty (150) counseling students as the respondents. A twenty (20) item likert scale questionnaire was designed for use in gathering data. Using one sample population t-test in analyzing the data, the result showed that ethical principles, rules and guidelines contribute to strengthening professionalism as well the attitudes of experts promote adherence as it affect specific problem situations. Cultural and religious nouns has little barrier which change with the ever growing society. It concluded that prudency and confidentiality will promote the acceptance of counseling associations at the rural areas. The research recommended among others, that counselors should propagate the counseling profession by forming smaller groups to organize programmes periodically to sensitize and create awareness at the local areas.


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