The Resource A survey study of school counselors' perceptions of the importance of professional development areas, by Laura J. Bridegan Curran, (electronic resource)

A survey study of school counselors' perceptions of the importance of professional development areas, by Laura J. Bridegan Curran, (electronic resource)

Label
A survey study of school counselors' perceptions of the importance of professional development areas
Title
A survey study of school counselors' perceptions of the importance of professional development areas
Statement of responsibility
by Laura J. Bridegan Curran
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The requirements for school counselor certification have changed since 2000 in Missouri. Most notably, the requirement of previous teaching experience has been removed. Since the position of counselor developed out of teaching, many studies have examined teaching experience or lack of it as variables. Yet none has examined school counselors' perceptions of the importance of professional development areas related to the MoStep School Counseling Competencies. This research study surveyed school counselors to determine if there was a relationship between teaching experience or lack of it and counselors' perceived importance of 18 professional development areas derived from the MoStep School Counseling Competencies. The study also examined demographic variables, self-efficacy and stress, and their possible relationships to counselors' perceptions of the importance of professional development for those with teaching experience and those who lack teaching experience. Findings suggest that teaching experience has no relationship to counselors' perceptions of the importance of professional development areas. An unanticipated finding was that counselors' perceptions of the importance of professional development areas was related to counselors' years of experience as a counselor. Since the early years of counselor experience are important to success in the profession, issues such as early-career mentoring and administrative understanding of the role of the school counselor may prove useful
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bridegan Curran, Laura J.
Degree
Ed.D.
Dissertation year
2009.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Placier, Peggy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Student counselors
  • Student counselors
  • Career development
Target audience
specialized
Label
A survey study of school counselors' perceptions of the importance of professional development areas, by Laura J. Bridegan Curran, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 26, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Peggy Placier
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
589235861
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 137 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)589235861
Label
A survey study of school counselors' perceptions of the importance of professional development areas, by Laura J. Bridegan Curran, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 26, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Peggy Placier
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
589235861
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 137 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)589235861

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