ERIC Number: EJ699362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-1
Reference Count: 20
Hoskins, Christine M.; Goldberg, Alan D.
Counselor Education and Supervision, v44 n3 p175-188 Mar 2005
The authors present the findings of a qualitative study (N = 33) of doctoral student persistence in counselor education programs accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (2001). Using in-depth interviews with students representing 17 different doctoral programs, the findings revealed factors that influenced students' decisions to persist or leave their counselor education doctoral programs. A key determinant in attrition or persistence decisions was a match between the students' goals/expectations and the faculty members' expectations and goals for the program. Implications of the findings for program selection, recruiting, and student retention are discussed.
Descriptors: Student Attrition, Doctoral Programs, Counseling, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Counselor Training, Expectation, Teacher Expectations of Students, Goal Orientation
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304. Web site: http://www.counseling.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States