International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences

Int. j. adv. appl. sci.

EISSN: 2313-3724

Print ISSN: 2313-626X

Volume 4, Issue 3  (March 2017), Pages:  137-140

Title: Ethical behaviour among registered and non-registered counsellors

Author(s):  Nurul Hasyimah Mat Rani 1, 2, *, Wan Marzuki Wan Jaafar 1, Sidek Mohd Noah 1


1Department of Counsellor Education and Psychology Counselling, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
2Department of Psychology and Counselling, Faculty of Education and Human Development, Sultan Idris Education University, Tanjung Malim, Malaysia

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This study seeks to identify whether or not there is a difference in the ethical behaviour of registered counsellors and non-registered counsellors. This study also seeks to identify if there is a difference between ethical behaviour based on the demographic factors of age, gender, experience and qualification of the counsellors. The study design adopted is the ex-post facto design. The study sample comprises of 355 registered counsellors and non-registered counsellors all over Malaysia. The study tool employed is Ethics Practice Survey adapted by previous research. The analyses used are the T-test and the One-Way ANOVA. The study results show that registered counsellors have more ethics if compared to their non-registered counterparts. Next, the study results also demonstrate that there is a significant difference between the ethical behaviour of counsellors according to their age, gender, experience and qualification of counsellors. The implications of the study are also elaborated. 

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Keywords: Ethical behaviors, Counsellors, Counselling ethics, Registered counsellors

Article History: Received 1 November 2016, Received in revised form 7 January 2017, Accepted 8 January 2017

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Rani NHM, Jaafar WMW, and Noah SM (2017). Ethical behaviour among registered and non-registered counsellors. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 4(3): 137-140


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