Counselling in a Multi-Cultural Society

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Dissertation
Sociology
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This paper is basically intended to gauge the need for counselling for young Sikhs in a multi-cultural society. The type of counselling and the requirement to do so would be discussed later in this chapter, however, this study's format has been arranged in a manner which would guide the reader from the problem statement, overview, other author's view on the topic (Literature Review), the primary research conducted for this paper and lastly their analysis, discussion and a conclusion/recommendation derived from this entire study.

Introduction


The report shall not only analyze the need for counselling young Sikhs who reside in a multi-cultural society, it shall also provide a detailed summary of research along with recommendations in order to achieve maximum advantage.
There is an internal and external struggle for young Sikhs which stems from the restriction their religion imposes upon them and then their own personal choice which is secondary. The inconsistency and in fighting is such that religious and cultural beliefs have become intertwined resulting is further angwish and confusion. The dilemmas faced by young Sikhs are such that they feel unable to discuss these with their friends that are not of their religious background therefore the understanding and empathic level is limited. Some religious restrictions are that:
The Sikh religion restricts young Sikhs from smoking or participating in any form of drug habits, this is a further frustration for them as they have no release mechanism when dealing with difficult or stressful situations - the choice is withdrawn.
Generally within the Sikhs communities there are extremely strong links with the extended family and Sikh men and women tend to stay longer with thei ...
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