Australian higher education is going through a period of significant change especially with the expansion of online and blended learning delivery, the increasing focus on the student experience and the implications this has for the growth in students’ personal qualities and work readiness, and the increasing focus on learning analytics and feedback. More and more higher education providers are expected to cater for the health and wellbeing of students and to focus on their preparation for life. While there are many personal factors which collectively influence the development and readiness of students for participation in society, self and other awareness, and a sense of hope and expectancy about the future are central factors. This presentation reports on a study conducted with student participants from four higher education institutions studying counselling. The study used a quantitative cross-sectional design employing five questionnaires with the aim of examining the relationship between five different factors. The results of three of these questionnaires will be reported including, the Differentiation of Self Inventory, Multifactorial Self-Assessment Survey, and the Dispositional Hope Scale. The results demonstrated a strong positive relationship between hope and healthy self-other awareness. A rationale for the results of the study will be proposed and discussed.
2nd Navitas Professional Institute (NPI) Annual Conference: Innovation and Engagement for Learning, Health and Wellbeing, Melbourne, Australia 4 November 2016
2nd Navitas Professional Institute Annual Conference Book of Abstracts / pp.17