ERIC Number: ED034229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Role Performance of Secondary School Counselors in South Carolina.
Sweeney, Thomas J.
Studies concerning school counselor roles have been conducted in various parts of the country. This study was conducted in South Carolina to determine the extent of counselor activity in certain areas of role performance. The questions to be answered were: (1) in what order of frequency do counselors report their major role activities and, (2) do counselors of differing educational, experiential, and situational backgrounds report performing their roles differently. A total of 356 counselors were mailed an informational questionnaire and the School Counselor Performance Index (SCPI), which is included in this report. The results included: (1) counselors highest priority was working with individual students, and (2) counselors second priority was establishing and maintaining staff relationships. Due to major changes in the SCPI, however, the data is not conclusive. Nevertheless, there are promising signs that the SCPI used in this study can quantitatively help to differentiate among and between subgroups of persons trained as counselors. This may help counseling students to understand the various functions they need to perform. (Author/KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at convention of American Personnel and Guidance Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30-April 3, 1969