ERIC Number: ED354436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
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A Dying Need for Counselors in the Elementary School: A Student Survey.
Dean, Margie M.
If children are to achieve their potential they must be provided with the support they need personally, socially, as well as academically. Studies have shown the need for elementary school counselors as indicated by various educators. The purpose of this study was to determine the need for elementary school counselors as indicated by elementary school students. Participants in the study were students enrolled in a Mississippi public school district which had five elementary schools with no counselors or counseling services. Participants (N=659) were students in grades three through six. The What I Need survey, a 23-item survey developed by the Mississippi State Department of Education which assesses personal, social, academic and career needs, was used. The results indicated that 76% if the students would talk to the counselor if they had personal problems and 75% believed that if they told the counselor secret information the counselor would keep it secret. Approximately 72% of the students indicated a need for personal counseling. Approximately 89% of the students showed a need for academic guidance. The greatest need indicated by the students was for career guidance (approximately 91%). (Contains 15 references.) (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Mississippi