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Johnston, April D.; Midgett, Aida; Doumas, Diana M.; Moody, Steve – Professional Counselor, 2018
This mixed methods study assessed the appropriateness of an "aged-up," brief bullying bystander intervention (STAC) and explored the lived experiences of high school students trained in the program. Quantitative results included an increase in knowledge and confidence to intervene in bullying situations, awareness of bullying, and use of…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Program Evaluation, Bullying, Intervention
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Williams, Regina Gavin; Baker, Stanley B.; Williams-DeVane, ClarLynda R. – Professional Counselor, 2018
Three female foster care youth, aged 15, 17, and 17, volunteered to participate in customized counseling interventions. A theory-based presentation framework was used to conduct an A-B-A single-case research design. A female licensed professional counselor collaborated with the participants in customizing interventions, delivering the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Counseling, Intervention, Foster Care
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Warren, Jeffrey M.; Locklear, Leslie A.; Watson, Nicholas A. – Professional Counselor, 2018
This study explored the relationships between parenting beliefs, authoritative parenting style, and student achievement. Data were gathered from 49 parents who had school-aged children enrolled in grades K-12 regarding the manner in which they parent and their child's school performance. Pearson product-moment correlation coefficients and multiple…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Academic Achievement, Parents, Parent Student Relationship
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Deslonde, Vernell; Becerra, Michael – Professional Counselor, 2018
This study utilized a qualitative dominant crossover mixed analysis that examined why school counselors (N = 38) choose or do not choose to use Naviance--an online college, career, and financial planning tool. The study further explored whether school counselors' acceptance and use of Naviance enhances counseling practices, job productivity, and…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Planning
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Kelchner, Viki P.; Evans, Kathy; Brendell, Kathrene; Allen, Danielle; Miller, Cassandre; Cooper-Haber, Karen – Professional Counselor, 2017
This investigation examined the potential impact of a school-based youth intervention program on the attitudes and behavioral patterns of at-risk youth. The sample size used in this study was 52; 24 participants received the school-based intervention and 28 participants did not receive the intervention. A two-group pretest-posttest design approach…
Descriptors: Youth, Nontraditional Education, Student Attitudes, At Risk Students
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Tello, Angelica M.; Lonn, Marlise R. – Professional Counselor, 2017
Latinx first-generation college students (FGCS) are a growing population faced with unique challenges for college retention and graduation. Because their parents did not attend postsecondary education, this group of college students has not inherited the social or cultural capital common to many traditional college freshmen. Both high school and…
Descriptors: Counselor Role, School Counselors, High School Students, Psychological Needs
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Sciarra, Daniel T.; Seirup, Holly J.; Sposato, Elizabeth – Professional Counselor, 2016
This study investigated factors from high school that might predict college persistence. The sample consisted of 7,271 participants in three waves of data collection (2002, 2004 and 2006) who participated in the Educational Longitudinal Study (ELS; U.S. Department of Education, 2008). A multinomial logistic regression mode was employed to…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Persistence, High School Graduates, Longitudinal Studies
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Thakore-Dunlap, Ulash; Van Velsor, Patricia – Professional Counselor, 2014
The diversity of the U.S. school population speaks to a need to provide support for youth from various backgrounds. As a school-based mental health counselor, the first author observed that the South Asian immigrant students at her school did not utilize any of the counseling services provided. Because South Asians are typically collectivistic,…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Group Counseling, Females, Immigrants
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Shi, Qi; Liu, Xi; Leuwerke, Wade – Professional Counselor, 2014
This study sought to examine students' perceptions of their school counselors in two high schools in Beijing, China. Independent t tests found that female students rated school counselors' availability significantly higher than male students did. Also, students who had received prior counseling services rated counselors significantly higher in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, School Counselors, High School Students
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Swank, Jacqueline M.; Huber, Peter – Professional Counselor, 2013
Employment preparation and life skill development are crucial in assisting students identified as having emotional and behavioral disabilities with successfully transitioning to adulthood following high school. This article outlines four initiatives that a school counselor developed with other school personnel to promote work skills, life skills,…
Descriptors: Job Training, Daily Living Skills, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders