Content and Style of Advice in Iran and Canada

  • Mahin Tavakoli Member Number: 1056, Member Type: Full A, Expiry Month: November, Expiry Year: 2009, Membership Fee: 150, Renewal Type: Renewal
Keywords: Multicultural Counselling, Multicultural Psychotherapy, Advice in Iran and Canada, Individualism-collectivism,

Abstract

The content and nature of nonprofessional advice in Iran, a hierarchical and collectivist culture, was compared to the same type of advice in Canada, an egalitarian and individualist culture. A researcher developed a questionnaire that consisted of 10 letters, each describing a writer’s problem and asking for advice. The responses of participants to those letters were content-analyzed, which showed how advice varies between the two cultures. Implications of findings for developing multicultural techniques of counselling and psychotherapy are discussed.

Author Biography

Mahin Tavakoli, Member Number: 1056, Member Type: Full A, Expiry Month: November, Expiry Year: 2009, Membership Fee: 150, Renewal Type: Renewal
Clinical & Counselling Psychologist
Published
2012-12-12
How to Cite
Tavakoli, M. (2012). Content and Style of Advice in Iran and Canada. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 47(2). Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/60817