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whereas it was considerably lower on the factor measuring vocational outcome (2.8-3.2) and somewhat lower on the factor measuring personal outcome (3.1-3.5). The trend seems to be in concordance across countries: Users of guidance in adult education seem to feel that the outcome of their guidance is particularly of an educational and personal nature, but to a less extent focused directly on vocational matters. Figures 9.5-9.7 show the results on each of the statements of respective three factors. It is interesting to note the certain difference in the responses across countries in these figures, especially in figure 9.7 on the personal outcomes of guidance. Overall, the Danish participants seem to be some-

what the least in agreement with the outcome of guidance as presented in these statements, whereas the Icelandic and the Norwegian participants seem to be among those who are in most agreement with theses being the outcome of their guidance. The respondents who had been guided by a guidance counsellor were asked to rate the counsellor according to different statements regarding their experience of him/her (see figure 9.8). As the figure shows, responses across country varied considerably towards some of the statements. Overall, the respondents from Iceland and Norway, and to some extent Finland, were those who were in most agreement with these statements about the counsel-

lor, whereas the respondents from Sweden and Denmark were less in agreement with these. For example, a higher proportion of respondents in Iceland and Norway felt that the counsellor had been supportive and understanding as well as encouraging than in the other countries and the respondents in Iceland, Norway and Finland were also to a more extent in agreement with statements about the counsellor encouraging active participation and involvement of the client. Overall, respondents were rather satisfied with their guidance (see figure 9.9). On a scale of 1-7 were a higher value indicates more satisfaction, the mean ratings were between 4.8 and 5.5.

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fiGure 9.7 the proportion of respondents who agree or strongly agree with these statements in terms of the outcomes of their guidance experience? Personal outcomes

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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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