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Investigation into attitudes of University of Zululand students towards campus psychological services

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dc.contributor.advisor Thwala, J.D.
dc.contributor.advisor Hermann, C.
dc.contributor.author Mkwanyana, Nhlakanipho Lawrence
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-05T06:57:58Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-05T06:57:58Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1390
dc.description A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Arts in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master in Arts Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Zululand, South Africa, 2013. en_US
dc.description.abstract The main aim of this study was to investigate the attitudes of the University of Zululand students towards campus psychological services made available to them. The sample for the study was made up of a total of ten (10) participants; consisted of four (4) male and six (6) female participants. The results showed that female students of the University of Zululand were more likely, than their male counterparts, to seek professional help from the campus psychological services. It was also found that most students in their first and second years at the University of Zululand were less likely, than their final year and postgraduate counterparts, to proactively seek out psychological services. It was equally observed that although all participants admitted to have had psychological and emotional problems but not all of them sought psychological help. It was further observed that the students’ lack of awareness about the availability of campus psychological services was congruent with their perception that there was no need for psychological services at the University of Zululand. Although some students may be aware of the availability of the psychological services and some have utilized them, they do not often chat about the psychological services. This may be attributed to the fact that they share common beliefs and values; that it is better to communicate with those within their social circles instead of talking to a psychologist. The findings suggested that those who utilized and thus advised others about psychological services, started by communicating with their friends before seeking psychological services. It also became evident that seeking professional help may not be a common primary step among the University of Zululand students. en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject campus --psychological services --University of Zululand en_US
dc.title Investigation into attitudes of University of Zululand students towards campus psychological services en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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