Title

Perceptions of elementary, middle/junior-high, and high school principals on the importance of having specific supervisory skills and specific supervisory training to supervise school counselors

Author

John Duffy

Defense Date

10-19-2006

Graduation Date

Fall 1-1-2006

Availability

Campus Only

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

PhD

Department

Counselor Education and Supervision (ExCES)

School

School of Education

Committee Chair

Joseph F. Maola

Committee Member

Emma C. Mosley

Committee Member

Robert Wilson

Keywords

counselor supervision, school counselor, school principal

Abstract

School principals are required to provide primary or de facto supervision of the personnel in their school buildings. School counselors receive supervision and can be evaluated by the building principal. This study assessed the perceptions of 131 school principals in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania using the School Counselor Supervision Questionnaire (SCSQ). Participants indicated a significant difference when rating the need for having specific supervisory skills as higher than the need for having specific supervisory training to supervise school counselors. These results were also confirmed when broken down by the principals' assignments at the elementary, middle/junior-high, and high school levels. Furthermore, the results showed that there was not a significant difference among the study population and their perceived need to have the specific skills to supervise school counselors. As well, there is no significant difference among the study population and their perceived need to have specific training to supervise school counselors.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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