ERIC Number: EJ812156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
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Examining Discrepancies between Actual and Preferred Practice of School Counselors
Scarborough, Janna L.; Culbreth, John R.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v86 n4 p446-459 Fall 2008
This study of elementary, middle, and high school counselors (N = 361) investigated the discrepancies, and the factors predictive of the discrepancies, between the actual practice and preferred practice in interventions associated with a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program. Results indicated that school counselors preferred to spend their time in accord with best practice. Subsequently, selected professional, employment, self-efficacy, and school climate variables were found to predict differences between actual and preferred practice.
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Self Efficacy, School Counseling, School Counselors, Intervention, Best Practices, School Culture, Work Environment, Predictor Variables, Pupil Personnel Services, Counselor Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A