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  1. 1. Research Gonzales, Paolo S. III-26 BS Psychology
  2. 2. Research • is a service-oriented activity conducted to discover new knowledge, to advance current knowledge, and to substantiate theory. • Guidance and Counseling programs have not been accord much respect and primacy in many institutions because the evidence of their contributions is not immediately or directly visible. These services are not a priority among school administrators.
  3. 3. Research • Research is important to furnish the institution with concrete evidence that the program is worthwhile. • Counselor accountability is best proven through research and evaluation. • Filipino counselors seem to shy away from this.
  4. 4. Why do we research? • It is an organizational scientific effort for discovering new material, unearthing what is hidden, finding explanations for current situations and corroborating or debunking theoretical assumptions, claims, or practices through systematic study. (Gibson and Mitchell, 2003) • Its benefits include the deepening of insights into the clientele, the self and the counselingprofession and their relationship. • Unearthing problems through a systematic strategy. It will eliminate the waste of precious time and possible harm by helping the counselor know what works and what does not.
  5. 5. Why do we research? • It shall stimulate the counselors to widen their horizons and discover unexplored areas relevant to the profession. • It is indispensable for personal and professional growth. • It is tangible evidence that the Guidance office is doing something useful. • It can help the institution attain its goals and objectives or implement its plans, the management will see the value of a non-earning arm like the Guidance office.
  6. 6. Research to lead you in growth and development: • Non-intellective factors that affect academic achievement • Teacher responses to student misbehavior • Student expectations of teachers: impact on motivation • The effective teacher: students’ perspectives and responses • The effects of matching teaching strategies with learner modalities and intelligences • Leisure and free time activities • On-line usage/cyberspace addiction • Dating habits of high school/college students
  7. 7. Research to lead you in growth and development: • Students’ experiences of sexual harassment in school • Parent-child interaction: how and how much? • Sex education from parents • Husband-wife relationships: impact on children • Family mottos and myths: children’s responses • Role models and heroes • Abuses experienced at home • Decision-making processes • Effectiveness of specific counseling approaches • Effectiveness of certain training programs • Effectiveness of certain guidance activities
  8. 8. “Simplicity is beautiful…”
  9. 9. The End