Academic Counseling to MPA Student Stamford International University
This research is an Academic Counseling for Master of Public Administration (MPA) students at Stamford International University aimed to study the level of opinions about 1) characteristics of academic counseling to students, 2) issues found in academic counseling and 3) solutions to academic counseling problems for students. The research methods were conducted by disseminating student questionnaires. The researcher collected 80 questionnaires from 129 students who are studying during 2016-2017. The research results are: 1) The characteristics of academic counseling; the study showed the university's academic advisory work in almost every aspect is at high level except for the university policy. Namely in the following aspects, the relationship with the advisees, giving counseling, problem solving and ending of counseling, determining the types of problem for counseling, communication skills, qualifications of counselors, and students seeking counseling. 2) Problems in academic counseling; the study found the overall problem for student counseling was at medium level in the following aspects; giving counseling, determining the types of problem for counseling, qualifications of counselors, communication skills, and creating relationships with student respectively. 3) Guidance for problem solving in academic counseling. All of the guidance was found very important at high level in the following aspects; giving counseling, qualifications of counselors, university policy, and students seeking counseling, problem solving and ending of counseling, creating relationships with students who seeks for advice, communication skills, and determining the types of problem for counseling respectively. 4) The correlation during the counseling and the status of student receiving counseling. The study found that either marital status or occupation of the sample group had effected the counseling process with statistical significant.
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