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ERIC Number: EJ817474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
Development and Initial Investigation of the School Counseling Program Evaluation Scale
Whiston, Susan C.; Aricak, O. Tolga
Professional School Counseling, v11 n4 p253-261 Apr 2008
This article evaluates the initial psychometric qualities of the School Counseling Program Evaluation Survey (SCoPES). SCoPES is a 64-item instrument designed to correspond to "The National Standards for School Counseling Programs" (Campbell & Dahir, 1997). Coefficient alphas on the overall score and the three subscales (i.e., Academic, Career, and Personal/Social Development) were all above 0.90. All items had significant factor loadings with the specified subscales. The loadings for Academic Development were 0.38 to 0.79; for Career Development, 0.42 to 0.78; and for Personal/Social Development, 0.36 to 0.70. The indexes of goodness-of-fit supported a three-factor instrument. Additionally, students with more contacts with their school counselor reported more career competencies than did students who had never met with a counselor. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Texas