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ERIC Number: ED555134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 256
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3032-2675-5
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A Mixed Methods Approach to Understanding School Counseling Program Evaluation: High School Counselors' Methods and Perceptions
Aucoin, Jennifer Mangrum
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Sam Houston State University.
The purpose of this mixed methods concurrent triangulation study was to examine the program evaluation practices of high school counselors. A total of 294 high school counselors in Texas were assessed using a mixed methods concurrent triangulation design. A researcher-developed survey, the School Counseling Program Evaluation Questionnaire (SCPEQ), was utilized to collect the quantitative data. Qualitative data were collected through open-ended survey questions and phone interviews. Of the 294 participants, 15 completed the semi-structured interview. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected concurrently, analyzed separately, and then the results were merged (Creswell & Plano Clark, 2011). Data analysis in the quantitative phase involved summary statistics, logistic regression, and correlation analysis. Multiple logistic regression analysis was conducted adjusting for the following seven independent variables: years-experience, lead counselor, required to evaluate, barriers, perceptions, training, and resources. Of the seven independent variables, four variables were found to be statistically significant: years-experience (p = 0.003), resources (p < 0.001), lead counselor (p = 0.004), and required to evaluate (p < 0.001). An analysis of responses to the six open-ended survey questions revealed three major themes and was utilized to provide a more in-depth analysis of the survey. Themes related to school counseling program evaluation were identified: benefits, barriers, and resources. [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: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas