ERIC Number: EJ1094851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
School Counselors' Intervention in Bias-Related Incidents among Latino Students
Toomey, Russell B.; Storlie, Cassandra A.
Journal of School Violence, v15 n3 p343-364 2016
School counselors help foster student's academic, social, and career development; yet, school counselors are often neglected in research on school climate and student safety. Framed by the theory of planned behavior, this study examined how 206 school counselors' multicultural counseling competence, multicultural self-efficacy, and perceptions of Latino students' experiences of the school environment (e.g., safety, bias-motivated bullying, discrimination, and harassment) were associated with intervention in bias-related incidents among Latino students. Findings indicated that school counselors' multicultural knowledge competence was positively associated with self-reported intervention in bullying, discrimination, or harassment related to Latino ethnicity. Further, counselors' perceptions of a more negative school climate for Latino students were associated with greater intervention in bias-based incidents. Implications for school counselors and school counselor educators are discussed.
Descriptors: School Counselors, Intervention, Hispanic American Students, Self Efficacy, Competence, Counselor Attitudes, Student Experience, Educational Environment, School Safety, Bullying, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, High Schools, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Junior High Schools, Likert Scales, Questionnaires, Factor Structure
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; California; Florida; Illinois; New York; Texas