International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 222

Table of Content: October 2009; 1(8)

October 2009

What makes a difference in on-line impressions? Avatars, attribution, and cognitive processes

This study examined how perceivers with initial negative expectations about a chat partner developed their final expectations in text versus avatar-based settings, and which computer-mediated communication (CMC) environments exhibited higher attributional confidence in these impressions. Experimental conditions indicated that when participants attributed the person’s negative behaviors to the situational contexts,...

Author(s):   Ho-Kyung Kim and Keith E. Davis    

October 2009

Factors in the career decision-making of nurses in Rivers State of Nigeria: Implications for counselling

  This paper investigated the factors in the career decision-making of nurses in Rivers State of Nigeria. The sample was made up of 128 participants, comprising an equal number of nurses and student-nurses selected from three health institutions in Rivers State of Nigeria; two General Hospitals and a School of Nursing. A standardized instrument titled “Motivation for Occupational Preference Scale”...

Author(s):   Joseph B. Kinanee  

October 2009

Parental support as mediator between optimism and depression in early adolescents

  A number of studies showed a relation between parental support and depression and between optimism and depression. However there is a lack of studies that considered together the influence of parental support and dispositional optimism on depression in early adolescence. In the current study we examined the mediating role of parental support on the relation between optimism and depression in a community...

Author(s):   Melisa Sumer, Fabrizia Giannotta, Michele Settanni and Silvia Ciairano