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Title: Article Review for Alteration of Adolescent Self-Efficacy When Applying Brief Counseling at School

Article Number: EC2/2015/106

Authors: Vivian Tawadros

Topic: Psychology


This was an empirical quantitative and confirmatory research. The purpose of this study was to show the effect of short-term solution-focused counseling on adolescents’ selfefficacy, by comparing results of experiment group and comparison group. The research question was: how far can a short-term solution-focused counseling affect adolescent’s self-efficacy in issues they face daily at school; such as communication, learning difficulties, emotional problems and changing one’s lifestyle, and how long will the impact last? The researchers hypothesized that school seniors who were counseled would have a better self-efficacy which in turn will enhance their self-respect and their ability to deal with personal problems, develop their social skills and boost their self-confidence.  


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  • petrus (Pete) (Viewer) 17th Nov 2015 - 4:53 PM
    Very interesting subject: just one question

    What was the objective of your study?

    All the best
    • VIVIAN SAMUEL TAWADROS BISTAWROS (Author) 17th Nov 2015 - 6:29 PM
      Thanks Pete for your comment and for your interest in my study. I work in a school counseling office. Although we are counselors, but we give psychological problems short time in handling as we are more focused on academic and college counseling. I think this study is interesting as it shows how long the efficacy of a short term/brief counseling lasts.

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  • VIVIAN SAMUEL TAWADROS BISTAWROS (Author) 23rd Nov 2015 - 11:06 AM
    This study helps short term counseling people, such as school and college counselors to get an idea about how effective their counseling is and how long that effect lasts.

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  • KOO KIAN YONG (Viewer) 23rd Nov 2015 - 5:47 PM
    Hi, what is the step involved to conduct short-term solution-focused counseling? Mind to share?

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  • PETER JOHN SABATELLI (Viewer) 24th Nov 2015 - 12:58 AM
    Nice article. Would short term cognitive behavioural therapy of comparable sessions be as or even more effective than short term solution-focused counseling? for a comparable study group of adolescence?

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  • R SANTHANAKRISHNAN (Viewer) 25th Nov 2015 - 11:16 PM
    Dear Mr. Vivian Tawadros,

    Your paper is a good attempt in the review of "Alteration of Adolescent Self-Efficacy When Applying Brief Counseling at School". Your efforts are appreciated.

    Communication, learning difficulties, emotional problems and changing one’s lifestyle are the basic essentials in an adolescent’s self-efficacy. You have made an observation that some references used in this article were comparatively outdated. While this is a bold step, effective alternate solutions could have been perhaps suggested.

    Dr. R.Santhanakrishnan, Ph.D.