Early separations: Dropout from online and face-to-face counseling

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Buyruk Genç A., Amanvermez Y., Zeren Ş. G., Erus S. M.

PEGEM EGITIM VE OGRETIM DERGISI, vol.9, pp.1001-1029, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.14527/pegegog.2019.032
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1001-1029
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, dropout from counseling sessions were investigated in order to examine the underlying causes of dropout. Forty-five university students who applied for counseling but dropped out after the preliminary interview or after any of the sessions participated in the study. The data of the research were collected by Counseling Dropout Survey that was developed by researchers. In this study, frequency distribution and percentages were calculated. Content analysis was used in the analysis of quantitative data. At the end of the study, mostly indicated reasons of dropout were busy schedule in university or at work, decrease in motivation and their belief that the methods used in the counseling would not help their improvement. It has also been found that the clients who drop out particularly after the first or second session have a negative attitude towards counseling process in general.