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ERIC Number: EJ1144906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
Communication Factors as Predictors of Relationship Quality: A National Study of Principals and School Counselors
Duslak, Mark; Geier, Brett
Professional School Counseling, v20 n1 p115-126 2016-2017
This study examined the effects of meeting frequency, structured meeting times, annual agreements, and demographic variables on school counselor perceptions of their relationship with their building principal. Results of a regression analysis indicated that meeting frequency accounted for 26.7% of the variance in school counselor-reported relationship quality scores. More frequent meetings were associated with higher ratings of relationship quality. The presence of a structured meeting time and an annual agreement positively influenced relationship quality to a lesser extent. This indicates that meetings between a principal and a school counselor do not need to be formally structured in order to be an effective method of building relationships between these two parties. School counselors and principals can base practice from these findings by intentionally creating opportunities for frequent meetings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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