Title

School Principals’ and Counselors’ Focus on College-Going: The Impact of School Leader Expectations and Primary Counseling Goals on Postsecondary Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-19-2020

Publication Title

Journal of College Access

Volume

5

Issue

2

First page number:

32

Last page number:

51

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine how school counselors’ and principals’ primary counseling goals and expectations impact postsecondary enrollment in order to learn what best helps students achieve their postsecondary goals. It was found that school counselors’ expectations of students were positively related to students’ postsecondary education decisions. Further, it was found that principals’ primary school counseling goals regarding preparing students for postsecondary education was significantly related to an increase in students’ decisions to receive this education. These findings support existing evidence that school counselors’ high expectations and principals’ primary goals are crucial in promoting college-going culture, which may ultimately pave the way for students to attain their goals of earning a college degree.

Keywords

Primary counseling goals; Expectations; Postsecondary enrollment

Disciplines

Education | Educational Leadership | Student Counseling and Personnel Services

Language

English


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