‘I Know We’ve Got Someone in the School I Can Trust’: Students’ Attitudes Towards School Counselling Services in Slovenian Schools

  • Marjeta Šarić University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Katja Jeznik University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Jasna Mažgon University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Petra Gregorčič Mrvar University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Keywords: protective factors, students, school counselling service, counselling

Abstract

This article examines the role of the school counselling service as a protective factor in adolescents’ lives. School counsellors provide adolescents with information, emotional support, and counselling, and for many adolescents, they are the only source of support outside the family. The findings of a study conducted among 1,363 primary school students and 306 secondary school students from Slovenia are presented. The data showed that the students regard school counsellors favourably, and they generally have a high degree of trust in them.

Author Biographies

Marjeta Šarić, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Educational Sciences,

Katja Jeznik, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Educational Sciences

Jasna Mažgon, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Educational Sciences

Petra Gregorčič Mrvar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Educational Sciences

Published
2020-06-04
How to Cite
Šarić, M., Jeznik, K., Mažgon, J., & Gregorčič Mrvar, P. (2020). ‘I Know We’ve Got Someone in the School I Can Trust’: Students’ Attitudes Towards School Counselling Services in Slovenian Schools. Pedagogika, 137(1), 117-137. https://doi.org/10.15823/p.2020.137.7