Title

School Counselors' Perceptions of Preparedness to Address Student Spirituality

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Department

Counseling

Date of Award

Fall 2018

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine school counselors' perceptions of their understanding of current practices and training in addressing student spirituality. An exploratory factor analysis (N = 122) with a varimax rotation revealed 4 salient factors: spirituality training, spirituality importance, awareness and effectiveness, and student-initiated conversations (Heppner, Kivlighan, & Wampold, 2008). Descriptive statistics revealed less than half of participants indicated they received supervision on how to respond to spiritual issues in clients. Also, less than half of participants stated spirituality was important to students, parents, and teachers.

Advisor

Stephen Armstrong

Subject Categories

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Education

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