The Content Analysis of Dissertations Completed in the Field of Guidance and Psychological Counseling

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to analyse of Dissertations Completed in the Field of Guidance and Psychological Counselling (PCG) programs in Turkish Republic of North Cyprus’ (TRNC) universities. In this research, the dissertations were analyzed with document analysis in terms of variables such as university, year, research topic, method, sample size, and data analysis techniques. In addition, descriptive statistics such as frequencies, percentages were also used by using SPSS-18 program. The sample of the research is the master's and doctoral theses, which give education in the field of PCG in the TRNC. These theses constitutes the examination of theses which have been complete until 2018. 168 dissertations were included in detailed analysis. As a result of the study, it was found that, mostly preferred topics in dissertations in the field of PCG until the date of 2018 are "Depression and / or Anxiety-stress", master thesis were concentrated in 2017, doctoral thesis were concentrated in 2018, the most used research method in master thesis were quantitative, and in doctoral thesis, mixed method.


Keywords: Guidance and Psychological Counselling, Postgraduate Thesis, Content Analysis