The Effect of Counselor Role in Vocational Guidance Services on Career Orientation of Senior Secondary School Students
The number of unemployment from both general high school (SMA) and vocational high school (SMK) graduates in Indonesia is increasing from time to time. This study was carried out to identify counselor role in providing vocational guidance services and its effects on career orientation of senior secondary school students in Jakarta. Data were collected from a survey of 278 students from two general high schools and two vocational high schools in Jakarta. Counselor Role in Career Guidance Inventory and Work Orientation Questionnaire were used as an instrument of data collection. Descriptive statistics and simple regression were conducted to analyze the data. The findings of the study reveal that there was significant effect of counselor role in vocational guidance services on students’ career orientation. Further research is needed to investigate other psychological factors of students’ career orientation.