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ERIC Number: EJ789413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0748-9633
To Join or Not to Join: School Counselors as a Case Study in Professional Membership
Bauman, Sheri
Journal of Counseling & Development, v86 n2 p164-177 Spr 2008
School counselors were surveyed regarding their choice to join or not join their professional organization. Members and nonmembers differed on the following: whether participants' graduate program emphasized professional membership, membership status of colleagues, the belief that professional organizations advance the field, and the belief that being a professional means joining professional associations. A model is proposed that includes major themes in the decision-making process identified in the qualitative comment data. Implications for professional counseling organizations are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A