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with gathering information. This is in line with other Swedish research (Dresch & Lovén, 2003; 2010). Figure 8.2 summarizes the perceived involvement in the guidance process. On a scale from 1 to 7, where 1 means very passive and 7 very active, the average score was 5.4, which is higher than for the satisfaction with the guidance presented in figure 8.1. It is clear that a majority of the users are actively involved but probably more in information gathering than in discussing more personal issues like for example “strengths and weaknesses” or “learn more about [themselves]”.

8.4. evaluation of guidance – sharing of information (level 2) The majority of the users did not have the chance to evaluate or give feedback on the guidance they received (see table 8.7). Most common is giving feedback verbally to the guidance counsellor (25%) and filling in surveys on paper (12%) or online (13%). It is evident that there are no routines for evaluation or feedback. The same result is described in the focus group interviews and it seems like the counsellors trust their own feeling for what happened in the interviews. This is also

TABLe 8.6 to what extent do you agree or disagree with these statements about your participation in the guidance?

All

5,4

Male

5,3

Female

5,5

29 years old or younger

5,5

30-39 years old

5,4

40-49 years old

5,3

50 years or older

5,7

In a city/municipality over 30 000 inhabitants In a city/municipality under 30 000 inhabitants or in rural area

5,4 5,2

Compulsory education or less

5,4

Upper secondary education (gymnasium)

5,4

Vocational education (upper secondary level)

5,3

Post secondary- or tertiary education

5,6

Swedish

5,6

Native language other than Swedish

fiGure 8.2

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5,3

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Perceived involvement in guidance process on the scale of 1-7 where 1 means that the respondent was very passive and 7 very active. the figure shows results by gender, age, residence and educational level

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Voice of users  

This present evaluative research, titled Voice of users – promoting quality of guidance for adults in the Nordic countries, examines both th...

Voice of users  

This present evaluative research, titled Voice of users – promoting quality of guidance for adults in the Nordic countries, examines both th...

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