HomeTin-awvol. 2 no. 1 (2018)

Readiness of Students and Utilization of Cybercounseling as a Supplementary Tool to School Counseling Service

Desiree O. Labio



The study determined the relationship of the readiness of students to the utilization of cyber counseling as a supplementary tool to school counseling services in Midsayap, Cotabato. It employed the descriptive-correlation design. Participants were 317 college students who were chosen using stratified random sampling. Majority of the respondents were female, 18-19 years old and were sophomore students. Frequency count, percentage, weighted mean, t-test, ANOVA and Pearson r were used to analyze the data gathered. The results revealed that students were highly ready to engage in cyber counseling as measured by their technology literacy, internet accessibility and attitude towards cyber counseling. Moreover, the extent of the utilization of cyber counseling was moderately extensive in the personal/social, academic and career domains. Further, the study showed that there were no significant differences in the readiness of the students according to age, sex, and year level. No significant differences in the utilization of cyber counseling according to age and sex but yielded significance in the year level. The major findings of the study revealed that there was a significant relationship between the readiness of students and utilization of cyber counseling. This suggested that the more the students were prepared and ready, the more they engaged in cyber counseling.