ERIC Number: ED142901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
High School Students' Attitudes Toward Guidance & Counseling Services.
Musgrove, Walter J.; Musgrove, Glenn J.
In order to evaluate the attitudes of the student body of a senior high school toward the school's guidance and counseling services, The Counseling Attitude Scale (CAS), a five-point Likert type instrument developed in 1955 by A. L. Form, was administered to a stratified cluster sample of the school population. The sample size was 320. The responses were analyzed by sex and grade level with a 2 x 3 analysis of variance. An item analysis was also reported for the CAS. The results showed no significant differences in sex, grade level or in interaction of sex by grade level, but the students indicated a positive or favorable overall attitude toward their guidance office. It was inferred that the needs and expectations of the majority of the students were being met by the guidance and counseling services. The authors also demonstrated that the CAS offers a simple and convenient method for assessing an important affective component of the student-guidance office relationship. A copy of Form's Counseling Attitude Scale is included. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Personnel and Guidance Association (27th, November 18-20, 1976, Orlando, Florida) ; Best copy available