The impact of guidance and counselling on learning outcomes: A comparative of two high schools in Vhembe District

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dc.contributor.advisor Runhare, T.
dc.contributor.advisor Bere, A.
dc.contributor.advisor Thenga, E. N.
dc.contributor.author Muluvhu, Khathutshelo
dc.date 2018
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-15T12:25:45Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-15T12:25:45Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-21
dc.identifier.citation Muluvhu, Khathutshelo (2018) The impact of guidance and counselling on learning outcomes: A comparative of two high schools in Vhembe District, University of Venda, Thohoyandou, <http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1253>
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1253
dc.description MEd (Educational Psychology)
dc.description Department of Foundations of Education
dc.description.abstract This study examined the impact of guidance and counselling on learning outcomes. The study was comparative study of two high schools in Vhembe district located in the Northern part of Limpopo Province, South Africa. A mixed method design was employed, consisting of qualitative and quantitative approaches. For the quantitative part an experimental design and a questionnaire were used. Independent samples entailed t-tests to compare the performance of the experimental and control group, a chi-square of association was used to determine the presence/absence of alignment between career and subject choices after counselling, while paired samples t-tests were used to ascertain if there was any improvement in the performance of the two groups. In addition, written mark schedules of pre-test, post-test and a short questionnaire for learners were analysed quantitatively. For the qualitative component face-to-face, semi-structured interviews were used while the purposive sampling technique was used to select 8 Life Orientation teachers, of which 4 were from school A and the other 4 were from school B. In addition, 2 Life Orientation heads of department were interviewed on challenges in implementing Guidance and Counselling in the school curriculum. For the quantitative data analysis, the chi-square and t- test of association was used to determine if there was any difference in career and subject choices alignment and performance between learners exposed to counselling and those not exposed to the program. The overall mean scores were calculated, and the chi-square test was used to indicate if there was any significant difference in career choices and subject alignment and performance between the group that received guidance and counselling and the group which did not receive such support. Fifty learners from the two selected schools were randomly selected, whereby 25 were used for the experiment and the other 25 as a control group. The experimental results indicated that learners who were exposed to guidance and counselling showed improvement in their learning outcomes while those who were not exposed to counselling showed no improvement in their learning outcomes. The fact that group that received guidance and counselling improved suggest that guidance and counselling services should be strengthened in all schools through departmental policy review meetings. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NRF en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xv, 179 leaves : color illustrations)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Academic Achievement en_US
dc.subject Professional school counselors en_US
dc.subject Guidance en_US
dc.subject Counselling en_US
dc.subject Career counselling en_US
dc.subject.ddc 373.40968257
dc.subject.lcsh Educational counselling -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Counselling in secondary education -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Vocational guidance -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Peer counselling of students -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Students assistance programs -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Secondary -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh High school students -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.title The impact of guidance and counselling on learning outcomes: A comparative of two high schools in Vhembe District en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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