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Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Administration and Higher Education

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Counselors in the Clark County School District, Las Vegas, Nevada were chosen for a study of the relationship of job satisfaction, role ambiguity and role conflict. A written survey consisting of the Teacher Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (Lester, 1984) and the Role Questionnaire (Rizzo et al., 1970) was conducted of selected full-time K-12 counselors in an attempt to assess the effects of role ambiguity and role conflict in six selected areas of job satisfaction: work itself, working conditions, recognition, responsibility, supervision and colleagues; The results showed that as the job satisfaction of the counselors increased, the amount of role ambiguity and role conflict decreased. Two areas of job satisfaction--colleagues and responsibility--appeared to have no relationship with either role ambiguity or role conflict. General comments from the counselors indicated concern in the areas of: counseling budget, double school assignments, lack of clear understanding of the counselor's role and counselors being given tasks that could be performed by clerical staff.


Ambiguity; Clark County; Conflict; Counselors; County; District; Job; Role; Satisfaction; School

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School management and organization; Educational counseling; Psychology, Industrial

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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