ERIC Number: ED203206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Counselling and Guidance Services in Selected Junior High Schools: Utilization and Identified Need 1979-80.
Haughey, Joanne; Bowman, John
A 1979 study of the perceived impact of career guidance and counseling services provided to students at the junior high school level in three urban school divisions was replicated in 1980. Students (N=430)from 6 urban and rural schools completed questionnaires designed to explore student perceptions and attitudes concerning various aspects of counseling services found in their schools. Results indicated that although most students knew that counseling services existed in their schools, they perceived the counselor as a crisis consultant rather than an information source. The students regarded parents as strong influences on their educational and career decisions. Socio-economic background was a major contributing factor in students' decision-making processes and their stated information needs. Most students desired more information on job planning and job search methods. Findings suggest that because students must make certain career-related decisions before selecting their tenth grade courses, the focus of counseling services in junior high schools should concentrate on providing information to facilitate students' career decisions. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Planning and Research Branch.