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ERIC Number: ED549567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 109
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2672-7976-7
Preparedness to Implement Wellness Strategies: Perceptions of School Counselors
Burnett, Tena
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Arkansas
The purpose of this study is to survey school counselors to determine their knowledge and perceived preparedness to implement wellness strategies in school counseling programs. Wellness plans are a requirement for thousands of public school districts in the United States. There are no established standards for the training of school counselors in the area of wellness. School counselors are in a unique position to positively impact students through the use of wellness programs and strategies. School counselors from a mid-south state (N = 156) completed an electronic survey to measure how they implement wellness strategies and their perceived preparedness in this area of counseling. Results indicate that there were no differences in total preparedness based on years of experience nor graduation from a CACREP accredited programs. As the number of hours practicing wellness strategies increased, the perceived preparedness of counselors also increased. There were no differences in how counselors rated themselves on preparedness based on neither CACREP program graduation nor years of experience. Less high school counselors perceived themselves as having a role in promoting wellness than other school counselors. This study presents implications for establishing consistent training and programs for school counselors in the area of wellness. This study also presents implications for the use of wellness programs, measuring results, and school counselor self-efficacy. [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: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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