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Merlin-Knoblich, Clare; Harris, Pamela N.; Chung, Sharon Y.; Gareis, Christopher R. – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
Many professional school counselors regularly serve as site supervisors to school counselors-in-training, despite never receiving formal supervision training. Using a phenomenological approach, the researchers explored school counseling site supervisors' (N = 15) experiences in a clinical faculty school counseling university supervision training…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Training, Supervision, Outcomes of Education
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Vela, Javier Cavazos; Guerra, Federico; Garcia, Christian; Hinojosa, Yvette – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
A quantitative, predictive design was used to explore how positive psychology, mental health, and cultural factors influenced Latina/o adolescents' college-going beliefs. By using multiple regression analysis, findings indicated that hope and life satisfaction were significant predictors of college-going beliefs. We provide a discussion regarding…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Adolescents, College Attendance, Predictor Variables
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Holman, Leigh Falls; Watts, Richard; Robles-Pina, Rebecca; Grubbs, Lisa – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
Job stress and burnout negatively impact school counselors and the school communities in which they serve. This study explores variables previously indicated by the literature as potentially contributing to school counselor job stress or burnout. These include size of caseload, location of school (urban, suburban, rural), grade level served…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, School Counselors, Burnout, Work Environment
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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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Midgett, Aida; Doumas, Diana; Trull, Rhiannon; Johnston, April D. – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
A randomized controlled study evaluated a brief, bystander bullying intervention for junior high school students. Students in both groups reported an increase in knowledge and confidence to act as defenders and to utilize strategies to intervene on behalf of victims of bullying. Findings suggest possible carry-over effects from the intervention…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Bullying, Junior High School Students, Knowledge Level
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Morrison, Stephaney S.; Smith, Delores E.; Bryan, Julia A.; Steele, Janeé M. – Journal of School Counseling, 2016
Jamaican immigrant students are highly represented in U.S. public schools, primarily in regions concentrated throughout the east coast. Many of these students and their families have personal and social concerns that have implications for school counselors. In particular, scholars suggest that among this population, harsh methods of child…
Descriptors: Discipline, Parenting Styles, Latin Americans, Immigrants
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Odegard-Koester, Melissa A.; Watkins, Paul – Journal of School Counseling, 2016
The working relationship between principals and school counselors have received some attention in the literature, however, little empirical research exists that examines specifically the components that facilitate a collaborative working relationship between the principal and school counselor. This qualitative case study examined the unique…
Descriptors: Principals, School Counselors, Cooperative Planning, Cooperation
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Konstam, Varda; Cook, Amy L.; Tomek, Sara; Mahdavi, Esmaeil; Gracia, Robert; Bayne, Alexander H. – Journal of School Counseling, 2015
This study examined relationships among self-reported professional expertise, organizational support of evidence-based practices (EBP), and professional growth. Data were collected from 85 members of American School Counseling Association (ASCA). School counselors with higher self-reported expertise reported that they were more likely to improve…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Professional Development, Expertise, Evidence
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Guzman, Michele R.; Calfa, Nicolina A.; Kerne, Valerie Van Horn; McCarthy, Christopher – Journal of School Counseling, 2013
The study investigated 227 school counselor's multicultural counseling competencies (MCC). MCC were measured with a self-report inventory, and with ratings of responses to short vignettes, designed to assess "demonstrated" competency. Results indicated that school counselor self-ratings did not predict demonstrated ratings of MCC. People…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Competence, Counseling Effectiveness
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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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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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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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Owens, Delila; Pernice-Duca, Francesca; Thomas, Diana – Journal of School Counseling, 2009
In this study, the post-training needs of urban high school counselors were explored. A total of 55 high school counselors completed a questionnaire. The counselors emphasized the necessity of supplemental training for properly conducting youth drop-out and violence prevention programs, effective services for underachieving students who…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Counselor Training, School Counselors, Questionnaires
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