Technology based counseling: perspectives of Turkish counselors

Bastemur S., Bastemur E.

International Educational Technology Conference IETC, Illinois, United States Of America, 3 - 05 September 2014, vol.176, pp.431-438 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 176
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.493
  • City: Illinois
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.431-438
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is to analyze the Turkish counselors' perspectives about using Internet for counseling purposes in their professional life. The questionnaire prepared by the researchers based on literature review and experts' opinion. It was sent to counselors via e-mail, 542 counselors returned the questionnaire. Findings were analyzed by using descriptive statistics. Counselors' perspectives about online counseling were also examined by content analysis. Results indicated that counselors have positive perspectives about online counseling and think that it is applicable to Turkey, but they need more information about online counseling. Results were discussed in light of current literature. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.