Career Counseling in the Metaverse and the Islamic Perspective: Can it Solve Career Problems for Future Youth?


The problems that teenagers experience are more complex with rapid changes in the current digital era. This is a main constraint as teenagers in this study undergo education and work not through expected interest. Also at the same time this could be useful as many teenagers interact with digital life. The purpose of studying this is to know how useful the counseling process could be. Is there also a possibility of implementing a counseling career in the current metaverse world as this is alleged to be the main digital mode in the future? Can a counseling career in the metaverse become a solution to resolve problems? How would this be according to religious (Islamic) views on this metaverse? This study uses literature with various source references. The results of this study were divided into two research questions, with each answer having several indicators to be used as a reference when dealing with adolescents in the future.

Keywords: Career counseling, Metaverse, Islamic Perspektive and Future Youth

[1] Alfraih M, Essa A. International Journal of Recent Research in Mathematics Computer Science and Information Technology. 2022;9(1):34-36.

[2] Alkhowaiter WA. Digital payment and banking adoption research in Gulf countries: A systematic literature review. Int J Inf Manage. 2020;53:102102.

[3] Amir T, Gati I, Kleiman T. Understanding and interpreting career decision-making difficulties. J Career Assess. 2008;16(3):281–309.

[4] Barnesa S, Philippe LB, Joshi S, Willage B. Staying out of trouble? Effect of high school career counseling on crime. Econ Educ Rev. 2022 Dec;91:102326.

[5] Bird MD, Chow GM, Meir G, Freeman J. Student-athlete and Student nonathletes’ stigma and attitudes toward seeking online and face-to-face counseling. J Clin Sport Psychol. 2018;12(3):347–64.

[6] Bolger RK. Finding wholes in the Metaverse: posthuman mystics as agents of evolutionary contextualization. Religions (Basel). 2021;12(9):768.

[7] Chan H G. (2020). A comparative analysis of online, offline, and integrated counseling among hidden youth in Hong Kong. Children and Youth Services Review. July 2020;114:105042.

[8] Choi Y, Kim YS. A Study on Satisfaction with Virtual Object Manipulation in Metaverse Based on Mixed Reality. J Posit Sch Psychol. 2022;6(4):10282–91.

[9] Cojocariu M, Ciotir V A. (2016). Study on Raising Awareness of the Students’ Needs of Career Counselling. May 2015;180:1058-1066.

[10] Cojocariu VM, Puiu M; Cojocariua & Maria Puiub. Career - Counselling Practices for University Students. Procedia Soc Behav Sci. 2014;149:222–7.

[11] Creswell JW, Creswell JD. Research design: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. 5th ed. Los Angeles: SAGE; 2018.

[12] Damar M. Metaverse shape of your life for future: A bibliometric snapshot [Google Scholar]. Journal of Metaverse. 2021;1(1):1–8.

[13] Damar M. What the literature on medicine, nursing, public health, midwifery, and dentistry reveals: an overview of the rapidly approaching metaverse [Google Scholar]. Journal of Metaverse. 2022;2(2):62–70.

[14] Dami ZA, Waluwandja PA. Counselee satisfaction in face-to-face and cybercounseling approach to help cyber-bullying victims in the era of Industrial Revolution 4.0: comparative analysis. Eur J Educ Stud. 2019;6(4):233–45.

[15] Di Fabio A, Bernaud JL. The help-seeking in career counseling. J Vocat Behav. 2008;72(1):60–6.

[16] Dionisio JD, Burns WG 3rd, Gilbert R. 3D virtual worlds and the metaverse: current status and future possibilities [Scholar]. ACM Comput Surv. 2013;45(3):1–38.

[17] Elangovan U. Industry 5.0: The Future of the Industrial Economy. Boca Raton: CRC Press.Google Scholar; 2022.

[18] Gati I, Levin N. Making better career decisions. In P. J. Hartung, M. L. Savickas, & W. B. Walsh (Eds.), APA handbook of career intervention. 2015;2:193- 207.

[19] Gocen A. Metaverse In The Context Of Education. International Journal of Western Black Sea Socialand Humanities Sciences. 2022:2602- 4594

[20] Hanley T. Understanding the online therapeutic alliance through the eyes of adolescent service users. Couns Psychother Res. 2012;12(1):35–43.

[21] Hendaoui A, Limayem M, Thompson CW. 3D social virtual worlds: research issues and challenges. IEEE Internet Comput. 2008;12(1):88–92.

[22] Hoadley B, Falkov A, Agalawatta N. The acceptability of a single session family focused approach for children/young people and their parents attending a child and youth mental health service. Adv Ment Health. 2019;17(1):44–54.

[23] Hwang G, Chien S. Definition, roles, and potential research issues of the metaverse in education: an artificial intelligence perspective. Computers and Education: Artificial Intelligence. 2022;3:10008.

[24] Ifdil I, Situmorang DD, Firman F, et al. Virtual reality in metaverse for future mental health-helping profession: an alternative solution to the mental health challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Public Health. 2022;

[25] Javaid M, Haleem A, Singh RP, Haq MI, Raina A, Suman R. Industry 5.0: potential applications in COVID-19. Journal of Industrial Integration and Management. 2020;5(4):507–30.

[26] Juwitaningrum, Ita. Program Bimbingan Karir untuk Meningkatkan Kematangan Karir Siswa SMK. PSIKOPEDAGOGOA Jurnal Bimbingan dan Konseling. 2013;2(2):132-147;

[27] Keshfab Z, Khanuma S. It is a very difficult process: career service providers’ perspective on career counseling in Pakistani universities. January 2022;8(1);

[28] Lamba SS, Malik R. Into the metaverse: Marketing to Gen Z consumers. Hershey, Applying Metalytics to Measure Customer Experience in the Metaverse. Pennsylvania, USA: IGI Global; 2022. pp. 92–8.

[29] Lapointea F M, YannLe R S, & Corffa. 2018. Intervention components and working alliance as predictors of individual career counseling effect on career decision-making difficulties. Journal of Vocational Behavior. August 2018;107:1524.

[30] Lewis J, Coursol DH, Bremer KL, Komarenko O. Alienation among college students and attitudes toward face-to-face and online counseling: implications for student learning. J Cogn Educ Psychol. 2015;14(1):28–36.

[31] LitoiuNicoleta. Supervision in Career Counseling – Theoretical Framework and Practical Benefits Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2015;180:1094-1101;

[32] Maddikunta PK, Pham QV, Prabadevi B, et al. Industry 5.0: A survey on enabling technologies and potential applications [Scholar]. J Ind Inf Integr. 2022;26:100257.

[33] Mann S, Furness T, Yuan Y, et al. All reality: Virtual, augmented, mixed (x), mediated (x, y), and multi mediated reality. arXiv preprint arXiv:1804.08386. 2018.

[34] Mustafa B. (2022). Analyzing education based on metaverse technology. Technium Social Sciences Journal. June 2022;32:278- 295;

[35] Mystakidis S. Metaverse. Metaverse. Encyclopedia. 2022;2(1):486–97.

[36] Nalbant KG, Uyanik, S. Computer Vision in the Metaverse. Journal of Metaverse Research Article. 2021.

[37] Purwoko A. Kajian Akademis Hutan Kemasyarakatan. Buku. USU Digital; 2002.

[38] Rahaman T. Into the metaverse – Perspectives on a new reality [ScholarPubMed]. Med Ref Serv Q. 2022;41(3):330–7.

[39] Schleider JL, Dobias ML, Sung JY, Mullarkey MC. Future directions in single-session youth mental health interventions [ScholarPubMed]. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2020;49(2):264–78.

[40] Situmorang DD. “Rapid tele-psychotherapy” with single-session music therapy in the metaverse: an alternative solution for mental health services in the future. Palliat Support Care. 2022d Oct;1–2.

[41] Situmorang DD. “When the first session may be the last!”: A case report of the implementation of “rapid tele-psychotherapy” with single-session music therapy in the COVID-19 outbreak [Scholar]. Palliat Support Care. 2022a Apr;20(2):290–5.

[42] Situmorang DD. The efficacy of “rapid tele-psychotherapy” with single-session music therapy: A personal reflection as a founder [Scholar]. Palliat Support Care. 2022b;1– 2:

[43] Situmorang DD. An award from the Indonesian World-Records Museum (MURI) for “rapid tele-psychotherapy” theory: the most prestigious achievement in my life [Scholar]. Palliat Support Care. 2022c Apr;1–2:1–2.

[44] Slaten C D, Baskin Thomas W. Examining the Impact of Peerand Family Belongingness onthe Career Decision-making Difficulties of Young Adults:A Path Analytic Approach. Joutnal of Career Assessment. 2013;

[45] Sourin A. Case study: shared virtual and augmented environments for creative applications. In: Sourin A, editor. Research and Development in the Academy, Creative Industries and Applications. Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany: Springer; 2017. pp. 49–64.

[46] Sparkes M. What is a metaverse? [Google ScholarWorldCat]. New Sci. 2021;251(3348):18.

[47] Sukiman. Teologi Pembangunan Islam. Medan: Perdana Publishing. Get online Favorit Cover Image Penerapan Maqâsid Syarî’ah Dalam Fatwafatwa Majelis Ulama Indonesia Provinsi Sumatera Utara. 2017.

[48] Tavakoli M, Thorngate CR. Improving virtual career counselling and guidance in CanadaSocial and Behavioral SciencesVolume 5, 2010. ProcediaSocial and Behavioral; 2010. pp. 1890–6.,

[49] Tlili, et al. Is Metaverse in education a blessing or a curse: a combined content and bibliometric analysis. Smart Learning Environments; 2022.

[50] Ventegodt S, Merrick J. Significance of self-image and identity in youth development. Int Journal Child Adolescence Health Zainudin, Z. N., & Yusop, Y. M. (2018). Client’s satisfaction in face-to-face counselling and cyber counseling approaches: A comparison. Int J Acad Res Bus Soc Sci. 2014;8(3):677–84.

[51] Zenga Q, He Y, Li J, Liang Z, Zhang M & Qyab D J. Hope, future work self and life satisfaction among vocational high school students in China: The roles of career adaptability and academic self-efficacy: Personality and Individual Differences. December 2022;199;