ERIC Number: ED339960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May-5
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High School Seniors' Perceptions of the High School Counselor: A Replication.
Leach, Joyce F.
Counseling is multifarious in scope: it means different things to different people. This study attempted to replicate James Hoffman's 1989 study, which investigated high school seniors' perceptions of the high school counselor. Independent variables were gender, size of high school, number of counselor visits, grade point average, and post-high school plans. The dependent variables were scores from the following components of a questionnaire pertaining to counselor services: career, education, personal, social, administrative, and composite functions. The sample consisted of 341 eastern Colorado high school seniors. Five hypotheses were tested using a three-way analysis of variance. Of the 108 comparisons, 30 were for main effects and 78 for interactions. The results indicated the following: (1) participants who visited the counselor more frequently reported greater comfort talking with the counselor; (2) participants from the largest school district reported greater comfort talking with the counselor; (3) post-high school plans were not associated with student comfort talking with the counselor; (4) gender was not associated with student comfort talking with the counselor; and (5) grade point average was not associated with the student comfort talking with the counselor. Interaction effects existed between: gender and grade point average for career, education, personal, social, administrative, and composite functions; number of counselor visits and size of school for career and administrative functions; gender and size of school for career function; and grade point average and post-high school plans for education for educational function. (Author/LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Note: M.S. Thesis, Fort Hays State University.