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EFFECTS OF A COUNSELOR LED GROUP GUIDANCE INTERVENTION ON THE SCHOOL ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR OF NINTH GRADE STUDENTS

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1987
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The effects of a counselor led developmental guidance unit on the expressed behavior, school attitudes, and level of information awareness of ninth graders in a large comprehensive high school in South Florida were examined. The study involved 96 students (53 males and 43 females; 63 Blacks, 29 Whites, and 4 Hispanics) from eight ninth grade English classes representing two academic tracks. Teacher ratings of student attitude toward school served as the criterion for levels of risk (target students--those who teachers rated among the six lowest in each class regarding attitude; and top students--those who teachers rated among the six highest in attitude in each class). The interactions between the treatment and level of risk (target and top), academic track (regular and skills) and sex were also considered. All effects were examined from both students' and teachers' perceptions. Results showed that the treatment manifested an overall multivariate statistical significance as reported by students (p < .01) and teachers (p < .001), and that no interactions were significant. Further analysis revealed that although the treatment's effect on each dependent measure (Behavior, Attitude and Information) differed between student and teacher reports, the measure of Information was most consistently impacted by the treatment.
Title: THE EFFECTS OF A COUNSELOR LED GROUP GUIDANCE INTERVENTION ON THE SCHOOL ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR OF NINTH GRADE STUDENTS.
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Name(s): SCHLOSSBERG, SHARON M.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1987
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 189 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The effects of a counselor led developmental guidance unit on the expressed behavior, school attitudes, and level of information awareness of ninth graders in a large comprehensive high school in South Florida were examined. The study involved 96 students (53 males and 43 females; 63 Blacks, 29 Whites, and 4 Hispanics) from eight ninth grade English classes representing two academic tracks. Teacher ratings of student attitude toward school served as the criterion for levels of risk (target students--those who teachers rated among the six lowest in each class regarding attitude; and top students--those who teachers rated among the six highest in attitude in each class). The interactions between the treatment and level of risk (target and top), academic track (regular and skills) and sex were also considered. All effects were examined from both students' and teachers' perceptions. Results showed that the treatment manifested an overall multivariate statistical significance as reported by students (p < .01) and teachers (p < .001), and that no interactions were significant. Further analysis revealed that although the treatment's effect on each dependent measure (Behavior, Attitude and Information) differed between student and teacher reports, the measure of Information was most consistently impacted by the treatment.
Identifier: 11895 (digitool), FADT11895 (IID), fau:8816 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Thesis (Educat.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1987.
College of Education
Subject(s): High school students--Attitudes
Student counselors
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