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ERIC Number: ED513460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 140
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1095-6964-3
Counselors' Perceptions of Services Offered to Student-Athletes
Carpenter, Carol L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The purpose of the present research was to investigate secondary school counselors' perceptions of counseling services for student-athletes who plan to transition to colleges or universities. The research used a qualitative, grounded theory approach. Ten secondary school counselors were interviewed using a standard, open-ended format (Patton, 1990). Counselors were selected through typical case sampling, which is a form of purposeful sampling. Selection of counselors was based on attaining maximum variation of the sample, through items such as age, gender, years of experience, and ethnicity. Participants completed a demographic questionnaire and took part in an interview examining their perceptions of services offered to student-athletes. Data were analyzed and coded for themes, which were used to formulate a theory of counselors' perceptions of services offered to student athletes. Findings indicated that counselors perceived a distinct disparity between their goals and their abilities to meet those goals because of external contingencies. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
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