Changes on the Qualities of University Counsellors in China

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Lan Wen
Peijue Zheng
Shaogang Yang

Abstract

Counsellors are important key members in Chinese universities. In this paper, on the one hand, we compared student affairs workers’ occupational characteristics, classification and development of western as well as Chinese university. On the other hand, Chinese university faculty members and students are our subjects. Of 800 pieces circulated, 537 pieces are found to be effective. We verified the reliability and validity of data, then conducted correlation analysis, exploratory factor analysis (EFA), and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The test has good reliability and validity. Cronbach’s alpha coefficient and the split-half reliability coefficient are all above 0.9, indicating that the actual value is in good accordance with the true value. The internal alpha coefficient and the split-half reliability coefficient of each factor are all above 0.8. Χ2/df<5. GFI, AGFI, NFI, CFI, IFI,RMSEA and the other indicators are fitting, and this test meets measurement requirements. A 5-factor model is formulated based on the research results, including: moral quality; professional competence; political awareness; instructive ability; interpersonal skills. This 5-factor model reflects the evaluation of faculty members and students in universities on qualities of counsellors and transformation in their expectation for the role counsellors play as time goes by. So we summarize the qualities of counsellors are constantly changing. These changes have been constantly evolving in time, and their traits are such as: Objectivity of the times, Initiative of inner, Predictability of practice. Being well aware of the trend of this career is conducive to the formation of a sound relationship between counsellors and students, measurability for morality-oriented education, and improvement in counsellors’ overall qualities.

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Wen, L., Zheng, P., & Yang, S. (2018). Changes on the Qualities of University Counsellors in China. ETHICS IN PROGRESS, 9(1), 174-182. https://doi.org/10.14746/eip.2018.1.9
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Author Biographies

Lan Wen, Institute of Psychological and Education, South China Business College, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Lan Wen is employed at the Institute of Psychology and Education, South China Business College, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China R.P. Her main research interest is Applied Psychology.

Peijue Zheng, School of Interpreting and Translation Studies, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Peijue Zheng is a post-graduate student at School of Interpreting and Translation Studies, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China R.P. Research interest: Interpreting Studies and Translation Studies.

Shaogang Yang, Institute of Psychological and Education, South China Business College, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Yang Shaogang is Full Professor in Psychology at School of English and Education, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, P. R. China, and a supervisor of doctor students for moral psychology. His interest is now mainly on children and adolescents’ moral development and family education.

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