Turkish University Students’ Expectations about Counseling

  • Burcu PamukçuEmail author
  • Betül Meydan


The purpose of this study was to investigate counseling expectations of Turkish university students as a function of gender and previous help-seeking experiences; also to investigate the role of psychological mindedness, locus of control, and self-concealment in predicting university students’ expectations about counseling. Results indicated that the female students had significantly higher levels of self-disclosure and acceptance, and of nurturance expectations. Students who had previous help-seeking experiences had significantly higher levels of self-disclosure and acceptance, and of facilitative expectations compared to students without this experience. Psychological mindedness was a positive significant predictor of self-disclosure and acceptance, and of facilitative and nurturance expectations. Furthermore, locus of control predicted self-disclosure and acceptance, directiveness, and nurturance expectations.


Expectations about counseling Psychological mindedness Locus of control Self-concealment University students 


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  1. 1.Department of Educational SciencesEge UniversityIzmirTurkey

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