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ERIC Number: EJ1255509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1037-2911
Understanding the First Year of Novice School Counsellors
Atli, Abdullah
Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, v30 n1 p82-93 Jun 2020
Previous research shows that the first year of a school counsellor's career is one of the most critical stages. However, despite this importance, there is a limited number of studies that examine what novice school counsellors experience during their first year. The primary purpose of this qualitative study is to examine in detail the common experiences of novice school counsellors who have worked the first year of their professional career and to explore comprehensive themes regarding these experiences. Following a purposive sampling strategy, 33 school counsellors who started their profession in 19 different cities of Turkey were interviewed. As a result of the thematic analysis, five major themes emerged describing the first-year experiences of school counsellors: 'Introduction', 'Fighting against Prejudices', 'Organising Counselling Service Room', 'Incongruence between Training and Work Definitions', and 'Longing for College Years'.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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