ERIC Number: ED387577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Attitudes of Counselor Trainees toward Teenage Pregnancy and Ethnicity Issues.
Softas-Nall, Basilia; And Others
This study surveyed 133 counselors-in-training (graduate students) on their perceptions of African American/Black, Hispanic, and White males and females in a teen pregnancy situation depicted in videotaped dramatizations. Overall, females were perceived as more likeable than were males. Respondents were less likely to encourage the Hispanic male to pursue his education. Males of all ethnicities were expected to drop out of school and get a job at a significantly greater rate than females. African American/Black males were more likely to be counseled to encourage their girlfriends to terminate pregnancy; counselor candidates were less likely to suggest termination to Hispanic males. Other findings and implications for counselor training and education for counseling teenage parents of different ethnicities are discussed. (Contains one table and nine references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Adolescents, Black Students, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Training, Counselors, Early Parenthood, Educational Attainment, Ethnicity, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Pregnancy, Sex Differences, Surveys, Teacher Expectations of Students, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (New York, NY, August 1995).