ERIC Number: ED388909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May
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Role Perception Study of School Counselors.
McDowell, Deborah Kay
This study was designed to identify any differences in the perceptions of administrators, counselors, and teachers regarding the role of secondary school counselors. A literature review found that different groups had varying expectations of school counselors. The null hypothesis for the study is: There is no significant difference in the expectations of administrators, counselors, and teachers regarding the role of secondary school counselors. A questionnaire was distributed to a sample of 40 principals, counselors, and teachers employed by the Bryan Independent School District in order to solicit their opinions regarding the various roles of school counselors. Results from the 34 returned questionnaires indicated that there were no significant differences in the perceptions of the aforementioned groups regarding the role of secondary school counselors in performing personal counseling, group counseling, and academic counseling. However, the data showed that there was a significant difference in the expectations of teachers as compared to administrators and counselors regarding the issue of planning the master schedule, scheduling students, and/or balancing class loads. Appendixes include: cover letter, questionnaire, and unused tables. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Research Paper, Sam Houston State University.