ERIC Number: ED163362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Professional Problems of Beginning Counselors in North Carolina.
Locke, Don C.
This paper presents the results of a study of 211 North Carolina school counselors within their first five years of the profession. The counselors were surveyed as to their functions, areas of competence, and areas of professional difficulty. Professional difficulty was defined as a discrepancy between function and competence. From the study, a profile of elementary, junior high, and high school counselors can be determined. Among other things, it was found that levels of competence seem to reflect the level at which one counsels rather than training received. This supports the idea that counselors develop competence as a result of performing functions once they are on the job. Among the types of counseling listed as performed most often are value clarification; vocational; education; and personal-social. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.