Need of Counselor for the Assessment of Psychological Problems of the Students’ at University Level

Kiran Malik, Almas Kayani, Mehwish Jabeen


The aim of the present study is to investigate the need of counselor for the assessment of the psychological problems of students at university level. The study was descriptive in nature. The population of the study was all the public-sector universities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The study was delimited to undergraduate students and faculty of social science. The total 343 students from Rawalpindi and Islamabad universities were selected through stratified random sampling technique. One self-developed questionnaire were constructed which include four areas, i.e. educational, vocational, social, personal problems of the students. The data was collected through questionnaire they were tested and validated before a well- designed test and interview is conducted on Head of Department(HOD).  The collected data were analyzed with the help of SPSS were interpreted through frequency, mean, standard deviation and chi- square. The finding revealed that students have counseling needs in all area of life. The results of this study show that students face more problem related to vocational and educational process at university stage. So, they need counseling more in vocational and educational areas. Students need a professional counsellor’s guidance to develop their career. Student services should be available on campus to help them develop self-awareness (personal interests, skills, potentials, weaknesses) and assess occupational opportunities such as, employment trends, expected competencies in the field, requirements for employment and job descriptions related to the area.

Keywords: need of counselor, psychological problems, university students

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