Marital status and gender factors in undergraduates' level of familiarity with student personnel services: Implications for counselling

  • JA Omotosho Department of Guidance and Counselling, University of Ilorin, Ilorin


The researcher used a purposive sampling technique to reach 272 undergraduates of University of Ilorin in order to find their levels of familiarity with certain student personnel services terms. Another purpose was to find out if significant differences existed among the students on the basis of their marital status and gender. The findings indicated that the majority of the groups into which the sample was classified were more familiar with the term "Student Affairs" than with the term "Student Personnel Services", the more globally used term. Furthermore, a statistically significant difference was found between male and female undergraduates in their level of familiarity with the term "Student Personnel". The salient implications of these findings for counselling were highlighted.

The Nigerian Journal of Guidance and Counselling Vol. 8 (1) 2002: pp. 15-28

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