2008 年 19 巻 p. 33-50
This research examined aspects of deadlock that students experienced during studying. I illuminated the characteristics of the problems for each academic year based on the consultations for new clients conducted by a student counseling organization (511 cases). Then, using psychological interviews (eight cases) with clients, I examined the essences of their studying problems. As a result, the degrees of unfitness of the clients due to decreased study motivation and poor grades were significant. In the first-year, there was a group of students whose degree of unfitness was so high, that the problem of forming their own autonomy was closely connected to their studying habits. As for the second and third years, problems that had previously been shelved, such as restructuring of the object or subject being studied, etc., had become obvious. As for the fourth year, when they were deciding the shape of their preparations for graduate research and thesis, some students felt anxious about how to represent their studies. It was suggested that enduring these anxieties would have a significant effect, causing them to question their own identity again.