Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Emmett Burkeen, Wallace Nave, Vernon Sheeley

Degree Program

Department of Counseling and Student Affairs

Degree Type

Education Specialist


A selected sample of six hundred ninth-grade public school students from six schools of the Jefferson County, Kentucky, school system was surveyed to determine their perceptions regarding selected counselor services. A questionnaire was designed made up of questions related to the hypotheses being tested. No distinction was made between male and female responses and students from all socio-economic classes and the various ability groups were included. Based on the data obtained from this study the following conclusions were drawn: (1) secondary school counselors are identified as persons who can give assistance in the areas of educational and vocational planning as well as with school-related problems; (2) secondary school counselors are not identified by ninth-grade students as persons who can help with problems of a personal nature; (3) ninth-grade students delineated the role of the counselor as different from the role cf the principal or the role of the teacher; and (4) the secondary school counselor has been identified as helpful to those students with whom he worked. Additional studies were recommended.


Education | Student Counseling and Personnel Services