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ERIC Number: EJ1142543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
Preparing School Counselors to Support LGBT Youth: The Roles of Graduate Education and Professional Development
Kull, Ryan M.; Kosciw, Joseph G.; Greytak, Emily A.
Professional School Counseling, v20 n1a p13-20 2017
This study examined whether school counselors' LGBT-related graduate education and professional development predicted more frequent efforts to support LGBT students, and whether their LGBT-related self-efficacy mediated the relationship between their training experiences and supportive efforts. Results from ordinary least squares (OLS) regression analyses indicated that more exposure to LGBT-related graduate education and professional development predicted more frequent engagement in LGBT-related practices among school counselors. Results from OLS regression-based path analysis further indicated that the direct effect of training on school counselors' practices was partly explained by the positive effects of training on counselors' LGBT-related self-efficacy. The article also discusses the study's implications and limitations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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