Strathprints Home | Open Access | Browse | Search | User area | Copyright | Help | Library Home | SUPrimo

Scottish secondary school teachers' attitudes towards, and conceptualisations of, counselling

Cooper, Mick (2005) Scottish secondary school teachers' attitudes towards, and conceptualisations of, counselling. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 33 (2). pp. 199-211. ISSN 0306-9885

[img]
Preview
PDF (strathprints005208.pdf)
Download (144Kb) | Preview

    Abstract

    This paper presents the findings of two independent questionnaire studies that examined Scottish secondary school teachers' attitudes towards, and conceptualisation of, school counselling. Seventy-one teachers in a first study, and 33 teachers in a second study, responded to a range of qualitative and quantitative response-format questions that were designed to elicit their feelings and attitudes towards school counselling, and their notions of what counselling was. Results from the two studies confirm previous findings in this area, suggesting that teachers are generally positive in their attitudes towards counselling; valuing, in particular, the independence and expertise of the counsellor. A small minority of teachers, however, were found to hold strongly negative views towards counselling. Teachers also expressed concerns that students might abuse the counselling service, and that the service might not fully integrate with existing guidance arrangements provided by teachers in schools. The study also found that a high proportion of teachers conceptualised counselling in terms of advice-giving.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 5208
    Keywords: psychotherapy, secondary schools, counselling, child psychology, Psychology, Education (General)
    Subjects: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
    Education > Education (General)
    Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Counselling
    Related URLs:
      Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
      Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2008
      Last modified: 30 Mar 2012 09:53
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/5208

      Actions (login required)

      View Item

      Fulltext Downloads: