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ERIC Number: EJ885044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
Factors that Influence Pre-Service Administrators' Views of Appropriate School Counselor Duties
Mason, Kimberly L.; Perera-Diltz, Dilani M.
Journal of School Counseling, v8 n5 2010
This study surveyed pre-service administrative internship students (N = 61) at an urban Midwestern state university to explore factors that influence duties assigned to school counselors at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Results indicated variation in duties assigned by pre-service administrators based on school building level. Significant relationships were present between duties assigned to school counselors and methods of learning about the duties by pre-administrators, as well as duties assigned and the pre-service administrator's personal experience with school counseling services. Specifically, all methods of learning and personal experience influenced duties recommended for high school counselors; and field service experience and an inability to pinpoint how learning occurred were influential in duty assignment at the middle school level. Implications for school counselors and counselor educators are provided. (Contains 3 tables.)
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A