NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1123652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2194-654X
Unheard Voices: A Qualitative Analysis of Attitudes and Perceptions of Low-Income Urban High School Students Related to Counseling Needs
Ockerman, Melissa S.; Moore, James L., III
Multicultural Learning and Teaching, v3 n2 p48-72 Dec 2008
This research investigation, was utilizes data from a larger qualitative study (Ockerman, 2006). This study explored the influence of a Midwestern school counseling and wellness center on the lives of the urban high school students. The purposeful sample was comprised of 16 urban high school seniors (i.e., 12 females and 4 males). The qualitative methodology included in-depth focus groups, individual interviews, and biographical questionnaires. Two themes emerged from the data: (a) the need for meaningful relationships, and (b) the need for acquisition of information and skills. Recommendations for practical applications and future research are included.
De Gruyter. Available from: Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 121 High Street, Third Floor, Boston, MA 02110. Tel: 857-284-7073; Fax: 857-284-7358; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A