Appendix Four: Student survey findings

Phase one and phase two information is included in this appendix for comparison.

Table 1a: Year level at school (Phase 1)

 

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

No Response

Total

Current year level at school

3

3

15

17

21

2

61

Left school - last year level at school

-

-

-

3

26

1

30

Total

3

3

15

20

47

3

91

Table 1b: Year level at school (Phase 2)[62]

 

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

No Response

Total

Current year level at school

123

132

133

167

108

8

671

Table 2a: Gender and ethnicity (Phase 1)

 

Asian

European/Pākehā

Māori

Pacific

Did not wish to answer

Total (by gender)

Male

2

15

9

2

1

26

Female

12

47

8

5

0

65

Total (by ethnicity)

14

62

17

7

1

 

Note: Totals do not add up to 91 as some students chose more than one ethnicity.

Table 2b: Gender and ethnicity (Phase 2)

 

Asian

European/Pākehā

Māori

Pacific

South African

Other

Did not wish to answer

Total (by gender)

Male

19

268

86

34

8

4

13

382

Female

15

180

79

43

2

0

8

281

Other

1

3

0

0

0

0

4

8

Total (by ethnicity)

35

451

165

77

10

4

25

 

Note: Totals do not add up to 671 as some students chose more than one ethnicity.

Table 3: Who would you see about learning at school?

Person/Role

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 1)

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 2)

Form teacher

60

61

Dean

49

44

Parent/caregiver

53

40

Friends/other students

62

34

Careers advisor

27

16

Guidance counsellor

4

13

Someone else

13

8

No one

0

5

School nurse

0

2

Doctor

1

1

Table 4: Who would you see about goal setting?

Person/Role

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 1)

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 2)

Form teacher

52

55

Parent/caregiver

53

38

Dean

27

38

Careers advisor

36

26

Guidance counsellor

16

18

Friends/other students

26

14

No one

8

8

Someone else

9

4

Doctor

1

1

School nurse

0

1

Table 5: Who would you see about mental health?

Person/Role

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 1)

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 2)

Guidance counsellor

52

56

Parent/caregiver

41

35

Doctor

38

30

School nurse

22

28

Friends/other students

37

21

Dean

11

10

No one

8

9

Form teacher

7

7

Someone else

13

4

Careers advisor

0

1

Table 6: Who would you see about physical health?

Person/Role

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 1)

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 2)

Doctor

67

53

School nurse

44

47

Parent/caregiver

44

34

Friends/other students

23

13

Guidance counsellor

11

11

Form teacher

4

8

No one

4

7

Dean

4

5

Someone else

1

5

Careers advisor

0

1

Table 7: Who would you see about sexual health?

Person/Role

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 1)

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 2)

Doctor

51

45

School nurse

31

43

Parent/caregiver

24

28

Guidance counsellor

20

20

No one

15

13

Friends/other students

20

11

Form teacher

2

4

Someone else

5

3

Dean

4

2

Careers advisor

0

0

Table 8: Who would you see about sexuality or gender identity?

Person/Role

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 1)

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 2)

Guidance counsellor

34

32

Parent/caregiver

29

29

No one

22

24

School nurse

12

22

Doctor

14

20

Friends/other students

32

14

Someone else

12

4

Form teacher

4

3

Dean

8

2

Careers advisor

0

0

Table 9: Who would you see about issues with your boy/girlfriend?

Person/Role

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 1)

Percentage of Respondents(Phase 2)

Friends/other students

71

51

Guidance counsellor

31

38

Parent/caregiver

32

36

No one

7

14

Someone else

7

7

School nurse

3

6

Dean

3

5

Doctor

1

4

Form teacher

3

3

Careers advisor

0

1

Table 10: Who would you see about family stuff?

Person/Role

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 1)

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 2)

Guidance counsellor

38

51

Friends/other students

56

33

Parent/caregiver

26

31

No one

12

14

Dean

18

12

Form teacher

19

9

Someone else

13

6

Doctor

2

3

School nurse

2

3

Careers advisor

0

1

Table 11: Who would you see about drug and alcohol issues?

Person/Role

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 1)

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 2)

Guidance counsellor

38

46

Parent/caregiver

37

35

Friends/other students

44

25

School nurse

18

18

Doctor

23

17

No one

10

15

Dean

12

12

Form teacher

8

7

Someone else

9

4

Careers advisor

0

1

Table 12: Who would you see about careers and further education and training?

Person/Role

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 1)

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 2)

Careers advisor

84

70

Parent/caregiver

52

37

Dean

37

32

Form teacher

38

28

Friends/other students

31

17

Guidance counsellor

13

16

Someone else

15

6

No one

1

5

Doctor

0

1

School nurse

0

1

Table 13: Who would you see about concerns with studies/learning at school?

Person/Role

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 1)

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 2)

Dean

60

55

Form teacher

58

50

Parent/caregiver

57

46

Guidance counsellor

19

23

Friends/other students

38

20

Careers advisor

27

15

Someone else

9

7

No one

1

7

Doctor

2

2

School nurse

2

1

Table 14: Who would you see about issues with teachers?

Person/Role

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 1)

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 2)

Dean

64

62

Parent/caregiver

66

55

Guidance counsellor

22

27

Friends/other students

44

23

Form teacher

26

21

No one

1

5

Someone else

8

4

Careers advisor

0

1

School nurse

0

1

Doctor

0

0

Table 15: Who would you see about issues with friends?

Person/Role

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 1)

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 2)

Parent/caregiver

47

46

Guidance counsellor

36

44

Friends/other students

49

32

Dean

27

23

Form teacher

21

16

No one

5

11

Someone else

16

4

School nurse

1

1

Doctor

1

0

Careers advisor

0

0

Table 16: Who would you see about bullying?

Person/Role

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 1)

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 2)

Dean

54

48

Parent/caregiver

46

48

Guidance counsellor

40

48

Form teacher

40

34

Friends/other students

52

32

Someone else

11

5

School nurse

3

2

Doctor

3

1

Careers advisor

0

1

No one

11

0

Table 17: Who would you see about financial issues?

Person/Role

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 2)

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 2)

Parent/caregiver

55

53

Guidance counsellor

22

27

Dean

25

16

No one

15

16

Friends/other students

11

11

Careers advisor

9

8

Form teacher

20

7

Someone else

10

5

Doctor

0

1

School nurse

0

1

Table 18: Who would you see about racism?

Person/Role

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 1)

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 2)

Guidance counsellor

34

41

Parent/caregiver

46

40

Dean

48

39

Friends/other students

41

23

Form teacher

36

22

No one

11

16

Someone else

13

4

School nurse

1

2

Doctor

1

1

Careers advisor

0

1

Table 19: Who would you see about sexual harassment?

Person/Role

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 1)

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 2)

Guidance counsellor

38

47

Parent/caregiver

43

46

Dean

38

31

Friends/other students

34

21

Form teacher

30

15

School nurse

12

13

No one

9

13

Doctor

11

8

Someone else

14

7

Careers advisor

0

1

Table 20: Who would you see about grief?

Person/Role

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 1)

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 2)

Guidance counsellor

47

50

Parent/caregiver

35

41

Friends/other students

53

25

Dean

16

17

No one

0

14

Form teacher

19

10

Doctor

2

5

Someone else

16

4

School nurse

4

4

Careers advisor

0

1

Table 21: Who would you see about family violence?

Person/Role

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 1)

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 2)

Guidance counsellor

46

59

Friends/other students

36

25

Dean

22

18

No one

12

15

Parent/caregiver

22

14

Form teacher

14

11

Someone else

20

7

Doctor

11

6

School nurse

9

6

Careers advisor

0

1

Table 22: Who would you see about self harming?

Person/Role

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 1)

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 2)

Guidance counsellor

42

53

Parent/caregiver

24

29

Friends/other students

38

21

No one

20

20

Doctor

19

14

School nurse

15

12

Dean

8

10

Form teacher

9

7

Someone else

16

3

Careers advisor

0

1

Table 23: Who would you see about body image?

Person/Role

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 1)

Percentage of Respondents (Phase 2)

Guidance counsellor

33

38

Parent/caregiver

33

30

No one

23

24

Friends/other students

47

22

Doctor

14

12

School nurse

13

12

Dean

8

8

Someone else

14

4

Form teacher

9

4

Careers advisor

0

1

Table 24: Guidance counsellor at school

Guidance counsellor at school

Number of responses (Phase 1)

Number of responses (Phase 2)

Yes

82

651

No

7

16

No response

2

4

Total

91

671

Table 25a: Other people providing guidance and counselling (Phase 1)

 

Principal

DeputyPrincipal

Dean

CareersAdvisor

YouthWorker

SchoolNurse

FormTeacher

ClassTeacher

Other

No one else

At schools with GC

6

7

30

11

15

17

19

8

10

28

At schools without GC

0

0

0

0

1

0

2

1

1

3

Total

6

7

30

11

16

17

21

9

11

31

Table 25b: Other people providing guidance and counselling (Phase 2)

 

Principal

DeputyPrincipal

Dean

CareersAdvisor

YouthWorker

SchoolNurse

FormTeacher

ClassTeacher

Other

No one else

At schools with GC

72

57

199

62

82

73

142

103

70

226

At schools without GC

3

2

3

3

2

0

4

4

2

9

No response to GC question

0

0

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

Total

75

59

203

65

85

74

146

107

72

235

‘Other’ included:

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Church-based people
  • Other teachers
  • Social workers
  • Peer mediators or learning mentors.

Table 26: Social acceptance of seeing someone about guidance and counselling

Level of Acceptance

Number of responses (Phase 1)

Number of responses (Phase 2)

Very acceptable

25

226

Acceptable depending on what it is about

34

243

Not very acceptable

1

0

Not acceptable

8

20

Don’t know

11

122

No response

12

45

Other

0

15

Total

91

671

Students who answered ‘Other’ reported factors like “Who you are,” and expressed that different groups of people in the school would perceive

Table 27: Negative aspects about guidance and counselling at school

Negative aspects at school

Number of responses (Phase 1)

Number of responses (Phase 2)

Yes

32

72

No

38

511

No response

21

88

Total

91

671

Table 28a: Statements about guidance and counselling (Phase 1)[63]

How much do you agree with the following statements?

Strongly agree

Agree

Neutral

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Blank/No response

Rating average[64]

Students at my school get to give feedback about guidance and counselling.

2

11

23

25

15

15

2.47

Confidentiality is really important.

61

11

3

1

0

15

4.74

Having a guidance counsellor in every secondary school is a good way to help students.

51

19

5

1

2

13

4.49

It is better when the guidance counsellor is not also teaching.

48

14

13

0

3

13

4.33

I have been to a guidance counsellor and they helped me.

13

8

7

7

5

51

3.43

Table 28b: Statements about guidance and counselling (Phase 2)

How much do you agree with the following statements?

Strongly agree

Agree

Neutral

Disagree

Strongly disagree

Blank/No response

Rating average[65]

Students at my school get to give feedback about guidance and counselling.

91

201

238

42

25

74

3.49

Confidentiality is really important.

379

148

60

3

10

71

4.47

Having a guidance counsellor in every secondary school is a good way to help students.

323

185

80

4

11

68

4.33

It is better when the guidance counsellor is not also teaching.

257

175

140

19

10

70

4.08

I have been to a guidance counsellor and they helped me. (leave blank if you haven’t)

101

80

60

14

14

402

3.89

When I was at primary or intermediate, it would have been good to have a guidance counsellor to help my friends or me.

133

159

218

55

23

83

3.55

Table 29: Year level of students in sample

Year Level

Number[66]

Percentage of sample

National percentage[67]

Year 9

123

19

21

Year 10

132

20

22

Year 11

133

20

21

Year 12

167

25

20

Year 13

108

16

16

Total

663

100

100

Table 29 shows that students from Years 9, 10, 11 and 13 were under-represented in the sample while students from Year 12 were over-represented, compared to national percentages. These differences were statistically significant.[68] Note that eight students did not indicate their year level.

Table 30: Gender of students in sample

Gender

Number[69]

Percentage of sample

National percentage

Male

382

58

51

Female

281

42

49

Total

663

100

100

Table 30 shows that female students were under-represented in the sample while male students were over‑represented, compared to national percentages. This difference was statistically significant. Of the 18 schools from which students responded, three were boys’ schools, and the remainder were co-ed. This may explain the over‑representation of males in the sample. Note that eight students recorded ‘other’ for their gender.

Table 31: Ethnicity of students in sample

Ethnicity

Number

Percentage of sample

National percentage

European/Pākehā

379

56

56

NZ Māori

165

25

21

Pasifika

60

9

10

Asian

30

4

10

Other

12

2

3

Do not wish to answer

25

4

-

Total

671[70]

100

100

Table 31 shows that Asian students were under-represented in the sample and Māori were slightly over-represented. This difference for Asian students was statistically significant.