The study aimed to explore the degree ofcounseling skills among the school counselors inPalestinian public schools and its relationship withthe difficulties they face, as well as the differencesin the averages of both the counseling skills anddifficulties depending on: gender, specialization,and years of experience of counselors. The study wasconducted on a cluster sample of (333) counselorsworking in West Bank Public schools, representing(48.0%) of the total population, using a correlationaldescriptive approach. The results indicated that thelevel of counseling skills was high with an averageof (3.89) , and the level of difficulties scores facingthe counselors was moderate with an average of(2.85). The results also indicated that there were nostatistically significant differences in the counselingskills due to gender, while the differences in thetotal degree of counseling skills according tospecialization, were in favor of psychological andeducational counseling, and the skills of careercounseling are positively developed after 6 yearsof experience. Results also indicates that thereare substantial differences in the difficulties facingcounselors in favor of males, and in favor of 5 yearsexperience or less, and unspecified specializations.The results also showed the existence of a negativestatistically significant correlational relationshipbetween the counselors’ skills and difficulties facingthem, with a correlational coefficient of (0.21) , andthe regression model was able to explain (20%) ofthe variance in the degree of difficulties that theyfaced in the performance of their skills.
Shaheen, Mohammed Ahmed and Al-Qisis, Aleen
"The Relationship between the Degree of Counseling Skills and Difficulties Facing School Counselors in Palestinian Public Schools,"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 5
, Article 16.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jaqou_edpsych/vol5/iss18/16