Assessment of Guidance and Counseling Services Provision to Students: A Case of Six Selected Universities in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Mdidi, Amina Saidi (2015) Assessment of Guidance and Counseling Services Provision to Students: A Case of Six Selected Universities in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Students in Tanzanian universities they were unable to cope with university life due to financial crisis and social problems. Consequently, suffer from resulting psychological and emotional disabilities, related to issues of disturbances and riots. The ability of students to overcome these challenges will depend on provision of guidance and counseling services delivery to students in Tanzanian universities. The main objective of the study was to assess the guidance and counseling services provision delivery to students in Tanzanian public and private universities. The study respondents were 186 from selected six universities in Dar es Salaam. Purposive, proportionate and stratified sampling techniques were used to select the respondents. The qualitative data was collected through an interview conducted to forty four university staff from six selected universities. Also Focus Group Discussion was involved one hundred and forty four students from six selected universities. The collected Qualitative data was coded, measured and analyzed through a Content Analysis Software (NUDIST version 6). The researcher labeled the interviewees’ statements, grouped them into categories, and drew conclusions about what respondents said. The analysis of findings indicated that, in both public and private universities guidance and counselling services are not centrally co-ordinated, therefore to ensure provision of quality services. Therefore, differ in the services provision capacity. The trend of growing numbers of vulnerable students in universities is also evident. These are those experiencing economic stresses, psychology traumas and emotional detachment. It was recommended that, Tanzanian universities should establish guidance and counseling policies to improve services delivery.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:42
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:42
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1222

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