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Dowden, Angel Riddick; Gray, Kendra; White, Niah; Ethridge, Glacia; Spencer, Natalie; Boston, Quintin – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
The purpose of the study was to explore, in depth, the impact teen pregnancy has on education attainment for girls 13-19 years of age across racial/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Eight girls from African American/Black and Hispanic/Latino ethnic backgrounds participated in the study. Critical race theoretical framework was utilized for the…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Pregnancy, Educational Attainment, Race
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Barna, Jennifer S.; Brott, Pamelia E. – Journal of School Counseling, 2012
The researchers explored the relationship between elementary school counselors' motivational orientation, perceptions of importance and levels of implementation of Academic and Personal/Social Standards as a strategy for supporting academic achievement. Responses from 212 elementary school counselors confirm both types of Standards as being highly…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, School Counselors, Elementary Schools, Motivation
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Owens, Delila; Simmons, Robert W., III; Bryant, Rhonda M.; Henfield, Malik – Urban Education, 2011
Using a qualitative framework, researchers explored urban African American male students' perceptions of their school counselors and the ways to improve school counseling services. While participants reported positive feelings toward their school counselors, they identified specific services school counselors can offer them to optimize academic…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Urban Schools, School Counseling, School Counselors
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Johnson, Veronica I. – Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 2011
This article explores the impact of relationship education on young adults' optimism about relationships and attitudes toward marriage whose parents were divorced and offers implications and suggestions for counselors and counselor educators. Previous research in the area of intimate and family relationships has demonstrated that adults who have…
Descriptors: Divorce, Intimacy, Marriage, Young Adults
Carpenter, Carol L. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of the present research was to investigate secondary school counselors' perceptions of counseling services for student-athletes who plan to transition to colleges or universities. The research used a qualitative, grounded theory approach. Ten secondary school counselors were interviewed using a standard, open-ended format (Patton,…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Sampling, School Counselors, Counseling Services
Cato, Sibyl Camille – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This qualitative study explored counselor educators' perceptions of Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Specifically, this study investigated the barriers for seeking, maintaining, and/or achieving CACREP accreditation. The researcher utilized in-depth,…
Descriptors: Counselor Educators, Counseling, Black Colleges, Higher Education
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Griffin, Dana; Steen, Sam – Professional School Counseling, 2010
This article investigates school counselor involvement in partnerships using Epstein's six types of school-family-community involvement interactions (i.e., parenting, communicating, volunteering, learning at home, decision-making, and collaborating with the community). Findings show more involvement in parenting and collaborating with the…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Child Rearing, School Counselors, Family School Relationship
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Evans, Chris; Ashworth, Mark; Peters, Marilyn – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2010
In straightened times counselling must evidence the changes it promotes on reputable measures. Patient-generated measures complement nomothetic measures and may be nearer the ethos of counselling in eliciting individuals' problems. Scores from such measures from non-clinical samples are rarely reported, making their test-retest stability…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Correlation, Profiles, Psychology
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Simpson, Chris; Armstrong, Stephen A.; Couch, Lisa; Bore, Samuel K. – Journal of School Counseling, 2010
This national exploratory study examined the perceptions of secondary school counselors' (n = 81) understanding of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). Two one-way ANOVAs revealed no statistically significant differences between middle and high school counselors on their perceptions of the prevalence of NSSI. Descriptive analyses revealed that a…
Descriptors: Injuries, School Counselors, Counselor Role, School Counseling
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Lewis, Rolla E.; Emil, Serap – Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 2010
Counselor education programs are influenced by humanistic philosophy, including the strengths-based perspective. This article describes how appreciative inquiry, a strengths-based approach to systems change, informed the development of a pilot survey used to assess graduate perceptions of a school counselor education program. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Counselor Training, School Counselors, Action Research, School Counseling
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Packer-Williams, Catherine L.; Jay, Michelle L.; Evans, Kathy M. – Journal of School Counseling, 2010
This study explores the contextual factors that influence a school counselor's decision to actively integrate multicultural diversity in his/her work. Through using the Integrating Multicultural Diversity Questionnaire (IMDQ) the effectiveness of multicultural diversity training, the types of multicultural diversity practices that are used with…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, School Counselors, Context Effect, Questionnaires
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Bidell, Markus P.; Deacon, Robert E. – Journal of School Counseling, 2010
Students exhibiting emotional and behavioral problems in the classroom can significantly impact the learning environment and often are referred to school counselors. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between high school students' self-concept and disruptive classroom behaviors (DCB). High school students (N = 92)…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, School Counseling, School Counselors, High School Students
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McMahan, Eleanor H.; Singh, Anneliese A.; Urbano, Alessandra; Haston, Meg – Journal of School Counseling, 2010
This qualitative study explored the aspects of "self" school counselors (N = 16) described as central to advocating for social justice in their school systems. Using grounded theory, this study explored racial, feminist, and advocacy identity development in relation to the personhood of the counselor, and how these elements coalesced around action…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Grounded Theory, Social Change, School Counselors
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Williams, Alaric; Justice, Madeline – Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to discern the attitudes of African American undergraduate male students regarding counseling in four Texas universities. In addition to the attitudes, the reasons why African American males do not choose to seek counseling served as a secondary purpose. The study also examined the comparison of attitudes between…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Black Colleges, Negative Attitudes, Institutional Characteristics
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Jung, Jae Yup; McCormick, John – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2010
This exploratory study investigated the occupational decision-related processes of senior high school students, in terms of the extent to which they may be amotivated in choosing a future occupation. Data were gathered using a newly developed questionnaire, which was largely adapted from a number of psychometrically proven instruments, and…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Career Choice
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