ERIC Number: ED352597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Dec-1
The Role and Function of the Elementary School Counselor as Perceived by Elementary School Counselors.
Josserand, Randel B.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the role and function of the elementary school counselor. The independent variables investigated were student-counselor ratio; the number of buildings served by the counselor; district size; and the number of counselors working in the district. The dependent variables were the following subscales of a questionnaire regarding the role and function of the elementary school counselor: program development; counseling; consultation; coordination; public relations; testing; referral; enrichment and renewal; non-counseling activities; research; and program accountability. Four composite null hypotheses were tested on a sample of 169 practicing Kansas elementary school counselors using a three-way analysis of variance. The results appeared to support 19 generalizations, including the following: (1) elementary counselors that work in one building rate consultation as more essential to the counseling program than elementary counselors working in two buildings; (2) elementary counselors that work in a district size of 166-389 rate referral as more essential to the counseling program than elementary counselors working in a district size of 11-110; (3) elementary counselors that work in districts employing two or more counselors rate total score statistically higher than those who work in districts employing eight or more counselors; and (4) elementary counselors that work in three or more buildings rate total score statistically higher than those who work in two buildings. The appendixes include survey instruments, counselor function lists drawn from the literature, and data tables. (Contains 66 references.) (ABL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Thesis, Fort Hays State University.