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ERIC Number: EJ1165684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2164-3989
Career Counseling in Middle Schools: A Study of School Counselor Self-Efficacy
Sanders, Carrie; Welfare, Laura E.; Culver, Steve
Professional Counselor, v7 n3 p238-250 2017
Students in K-12 schools benefit from career counseling as a means to improve their readiness for academic and career success. This quantitative study explored the career counseling self-efficacy of 143 practicing middle school counselors using the Career Counseling Self-Efficacy Scale-Modified and a subscale of the School Counselor Self-Efficacy Scale. Although school counselors were confident overall, evidence of specific areas of concern and limited time for career counseling was found. Results related to the importance of prior teaching experience in relation to career counseling self-efficacy also were highlighted. Implications for school counselors and policymakers include examining the amount of time school counselors spend on providing career counseling in comparison to time spent on non-counseling-related duties.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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