ERIC Number: EJ814157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
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Counselor Perceptions of Students Who Vary in Gender and Socioeconomic Status
Auwarter, Amy E.; Aruguete, Mara S.
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v11 n4 p389-395 Nov 2008
The present study experimentally examined how counselor perceptions of hypothetical students are affected by student gender and socioeconomic status (SES). Results showed that counselors perceive students from low SES backgrounds as having less promising futures and lower math abilities. Counselors also rated female students as lower in math abilities than male students. Our results indicate that institutions should consider providing more school counselor training to reduce bias based on gender and SES.
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Counselor Training, School Counselors, Counselor Attitudes, Gender Differences, Mathematics Skills, Gender Bias, Social Bias, Futures (of Society)
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