ERIC Number: ED117466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Perceptions Regarding the Role of the Vocational Counselor in Texas. A Report of Research.
Cheek, Jimmy G.; Christiansen, James E.
The central purpose of the study was to identify the role of the vocational counselor in the public schools of Texas as perceived by vocational directors, vocational counselors, secondary school principals, and secondary school counselors. Of the 121 school districts in the sample, 99 complete school district data sets, consisting of returned opinionnaires from the person in each of the four respondent categories, were obtained. Among the four groups significantly different responses were recorded regarding: 44 of the 70 role statements pertaining to the role of vocational counselors, perceptual profiles across 70 role statement variables, and all 10 issue statements concerning the role of vocational counselors. Within categories, the following significant differences were found with respect to the role of the vocational counselor: respecting 13 of the 70 role statements between vocational counselors without vocational education teaching experience but with world-of-work experience and those with both kinds of experience; and respecting 6 of the 70 role statements among secondary school counselors without vocational education teaching experience but with world-of-work experience, those with neither kind of experience, and those with both kinds of experience. Appended are 107 references. The role statements, issue statements, and their statistical means are listed. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Dept. of Agricultural Education.