ERIC Number: ED178791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Nebraska School Counselors' Perceptions of Counseling Responsibilities and Satisfaction With College Preparation: A Monograph.
Harding, Dennis; And Others
Elementary and secondary school counselors in Nebraska were assessed in terms of their views on the need to be able to perform certain professional and job-related responsibilities and the adequacy of their college preparation to prepare them to meet those responsibilities. A survey instrument, based on a needs assessment model, was developed to identify needs and to indicate whether or not those needs were met; it also allowed for the establishment of priorities by considering the degree of need (Need Index) and the extent to which the need was or was not met (Satisfaction Index or Dissatisfaction Index). Additionally, respondents (N=423) were asked to indicate the extent of their agreement to 38 statements about counselor training using a Likert-type scale. Results indicated that counselors: (1) perceive a need to perform many roles; (2) feel they have not been adequately prepared for some of the roles; (3) need more training in family intervention techniques; and (4) need more training in methods to develop and manage a broad range of guidance functions required in school settings. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln.
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