ERIC Number: EJ1039149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 125
Creating College Opportunity: School Counselors and Their Influence on Postsecondary Enrollment
Belasco, Andrew S.
Research in Higher Education, v54 n7 p781-804 Nov 2013
School counselors are the primary facilitators of college transition for many students, yet little is known about their influence on college-going behavior. Analyzing data from the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002, this study employs coarsened exact matching and multilevel modeling to examine the effects of student-counselor visits on postsecondary enrollment, as well as determine whether the effects of such visits vary by socioeconomic background. Results suggest that visiting a counselor for college entrance information has a positive and significant influence on students' likelihood of postsecondary enrollment, and that counseling-related effects are greatest for students with low socioeconomic status.
Descriptors: School Counselors, Influences, Postsecondary Education, Enrollment, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Socioeconomic Background, High School Students, Counselor Client Relationship, Educational Counseling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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