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ERIC Number: ED046035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 336
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Selected Administrative Factors and Guidance Functions: A Study of the Impact of Organization, Staff, and Finance Upon Guidance Functions.
Ferguson, Annabelle E.
This study examines selected administrative factors to discover their impact upon the functioning of a secondary school counselor. Three major null hypotheses are stated: there is no relationship between senior high school counselor' functions and (1) the organizational pattern of guidance of pupil services; (2) the competencies implied by professional preparation and experience; and (3) the financial support for the guidance and pupil services program. Twenty-eight specific variables are examined. Findings indicated that only three of the 28 variables significantly influenced counselor functioning time-wise: (1) whether the counselor was trained primarily in Maryland; (2) the size of the county by secondary school enrollment; and (3) the number of guidance supervisors per county. Where these variables were operative, counselors were found to be devoting more time to counseling and consulting, and less time to coordinating and other non-guidance duties. Conclusions and recommendations are presented. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Coll. of Education.