ERIC Number: EJ1034661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
School Counselors' Education and Training, Competency, and Supportive Behaviors Concerning Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Students
Hall, William J.; McDougald, Amanda M.; Kresica, Aimee M.
Professional School Counseling, v17 n1 p130-141 Jan 2013
This study examined high school counselors' education and training, counseling competency, and supportive behavior regarding gay, lesbian, and bisexual students. Sexual minority students often face a range of school and mental health problems. Results show that participants' counseling competency skills, knowledge, and attitudes predict affirmative behavior. Counseling competency also mediates the relationship between sexual orientation education/training and affirmative behavior. This article concludes with recommendations for preparing school counselors to work with gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth.
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Training, Counselor Qualifications, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Minority Group Students, Competence, Knowledge Level, Counselor Attitudes, Predictor Variables, Questionnaires, Surveys, Statistical Analysis, High Schools, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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