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Table 3 Descriptive statistics of respondents’ preference for the three counseling channels with regard to seven counseling problems

From: The potential of Second Life for university counseling: a comparative approach examining media features and counseling problems

Counseling problems Counseling channels
Traditional (N = 312) Internet (N = 312) SL (N = 312)
M (SD) % M (SD) % M (SD) %
Life transition 1.71 (0.61) 79.49 0.53 (0.73) 14.10 0.25 (0.52) 4.17
Relationship issues 1.02 (0.92) 42.95 0.88 (0.86) 31.09 0.64 (0.83) 22.76
Academic problems 1.65 (0.68) 76.28 0.63 (0.78) 18.27 0.22 (0.48) 2.56
Interpersonal communication 1.26 (0.9) 56.73 0.72 (0.79) 21.15 0.59 (0.79) 18.91
Economic hardship 1.17 (0.9) 50.96 0.9 (0.88) 33.65 0.44 (0.7) 12.18
Family conflict 1.28 (0.89) 57.69 0.74 (0.83) 24.04 0.49 (0.75) 15.38
Gender identity issues 0.7 (0.88) 27.88 0.98 (0.86) 35.90 0.87 (0.88) 33.01
  1. Note: The average scores, M, were created by averaging the recorded scores across all the respondents (0 = unselected, 1 = selected, 2 = selected and marked as most preferred); the % represents the proportion of the respondents who selected a given channel as most preferred among all the respondents