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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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Sanders, Carrie; Welfare, Laura E.; Culver, Steve – Professional Counselor, 2017
Students in K-12 schools benefit from career counseling as a means to improve their readiness for academic and career success. This quantitative study explored the career counseling self-efficacy of 143 practicing middle school counselors using the Career Counseling Self-Efficacy Scale-Modified and a subscale of the School Counselor Self-Efficacy…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Middle Schools, School Counselors, Self Efficacy
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Zyromski, Brett; Mariani, Melissa; Kim, Boyoung; Lee, Sangmin; Carey, John – Professional Counselor, 2017
This study evaluated the impact of the Student Success Skills (SSS) classroom curriculum delivered in a naturalistic setting on the metacognitive functioning of 2,725 middle and high school students in Kentucky. SSS was implemented as one intervention to fulfill an Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grant. Results in students' self-reports…
Descriptors: Metacognition, School Counselors, Learner Engagement, Pretests Posttests
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Ziomek-Daigle, Jolie; Goodman-Scott, Emily; Cavin, Jason; Donohue, Peg – Professional Counselor, 2016
A multi-tiered system of supports, including Response to Intervention and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, is a widely utilized framework implemented in K-12 schools to address the academic and behavioral needs of all students. School counselors are leaders who facilitate comprehensive school counseling programs and demonstrate…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Response to Intervention, Positive Behavior Supports
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Mariani, Melissa; Webb, Linda; Villares, Elizabeth; Brigman, Greg – Professional Counselor, 2015
This study involved fifth-grade students (N = 336) from one Florida school district and examined prosocial behaviors, bullying behaviors, engagement in school success skills and perceptions of classroom climate between the treatment group who received the school counselor-led Student Success Skills classroom guidance program, and their peer…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, School Districts, Effect Size, Intervention
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Midgett, Aida; Doumas, Diana; Sears, Dara; Lundquist, Amanda; Hausheer, Robin – Professional Counselor, 2015
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a brief, stand-alone bystander bullying psychoeducation program for middle school students. The purpose of the program was to train students to take action as peer advocates. Pre- and post-tests indicated that after completing the 90-minute psychoeducation program, students reported an increase in their…
Descriptors: Bullying, Psychoeducational Methods, Middle School Students, Peer Counseling
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Villares, Elizabeth; Colvin, Kimberly; Carey, John; Webb, Linda; Brigman, Greg; Harrington, Karen – Professional Counselor, 2014
This study examines the convergent validity and divergent validity of the Student Engagement in School Success Skills (SESSS) survey. The SESSS is easy to administer (it takes fewer than 15 minutes to complete) and is used in schools to provide educators with useful information about students' use of skills and strategies related to school…
Descriptors: Success, Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Student Surveys
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Wright, Vivian H.; Burnham, Joy J. – Professional Counselor, 2012
This study sought to develop meaningful and engaging virtual cyberbullying scenarios in digital environments that reflect the educational needs of today's adolescents. In order to inform and script these scenarios, a threestage study was implemented with middle schools. This paper describes how data collected in each stage informed the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Computer Mediated Communication, School Counselors
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Hays, Danica G.; Michel, Rebecca E.; Cole, Rebekah F.; Emelianchik, Kelly; Forman, Julia; Lorelle, Sonya; McBride, Rebecca; Sikes, April – Professional Counselor, 2011
Despite the prevalence of dating violence, incidences often go unreported due to a lack of awareness among students as to appropriate dating behaviors. This phenomenology investigated how adolescents conceptualize and experience dating relationships. We explored adolescent females' definitions of healthy and abusive relationships, experiences with…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Dating (Social)
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Newgent, Rebecca A.; Higgins, Kristin K.; Belk, Stephanie E.; Behrend, Bonni A. Nickens; Dunbar, Kelly A. – Professional Counselor, 2011
Group counseling has been highlighted as one effective intervention for at-risk students, yet debate remains as to the comparable efficacy of traditional interventions versus thematic interventions. This study compared two psychosocial educational programs, the PEGS and ARK Programs, designed to help elementary school students with social skills…
Descriptors: Prevention, Youth Programs, Intervention, At Risk Students