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ERIC Number: EJ880384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
Who Sees the School Counselor for College Information? A National Study
Bryan, Julia; Holcomb-McCoy, Cheryl; Moore-Thomas, Cheryl; Day-Vines, Norma L.
Professional School Counseling, v12 n4 p280-291 Apr 2009
Using the 2002 Educational Longitudinal Study database, a national survey conducted by the National Center of Education Statistics, the authors investigated the characteristics of students who seek out professional school counselors in order to receive college information. Results indicated that African Americans and female students were more likely to contact the school counselor for college information. In addition, students in high-poverty, large schools and schools with smaller numbers of counselors were less likely to seek school counselors for college information. School counselors' postsecondary aspirations for students also impacted students' contact with the school counselor. Implications for school counselors and future research are included. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A