Although GSCA does not distribute research surveys on behalf of members or the public, in the interest of furthering the research that makes school counselors able to better themselves and assisting those who are in pursuit of higher degrees, we post below surveys which have been screened by the GSCA Journal Editor for validity. We ask that school counselors participate as they are able in order to continue and support research in the field.
If you have a survey you would like posted below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nora Gerardi is conducting her dissertation study which examines the suicide risk assessment and management practices among mental health practitioners. This study is supervised by Dr. Mark Terjesen and the study is approved by the St. John’s University IRB.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States; alarmingly, among older children and adolescents, suicide is the second leading cause of death. Suicide rates have been increasing for every age group over the past several years, and as such, this study seeks to understand risk assessment and management practices among practicing mental health providers.
This study will identify patterns in risk assessment and management practices and inform training needs at the graduate and continuing education level.
The study will take approximately 30-40 minutes. Please click here to be directed to the survey.
My name is Jack Simons, and I invite you to participate in an online study to support the development of the School Counselor Sexual Minority Advocacy Competency Scale (SCSMACS), a tool that may be used to train school counselors who participate in either counselor education or professional development programs. If you are a certified school counselor who is presently employed full-time in a middle school, junior high school, or high school, I would greatly appreciate your participation -- if you have not participated yet.
When you have finished the survey, you have the option to enter a raffle for one of 20 $20 Amazon gift cards. A literature review and a subsequent survey research study have shown that school counselor advocacy activity related to lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) students varies. The findings of this study, therefore, may support counselor education programs and schools in training students and employees. The survey is anonymous, and takes about 20-25 minutes to complete. If you are interested in participating in this study, please click on the following link.
This research has been approved by the Institutional Review Board for protection of human subjects at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY as of September 20, 2016. Please feel free to forward or post this e-mail announcement for others who are eligible to participate.
This study is being done by Angela S. Straughter-Thomas who is a doctoral student in the Counseling and Psychology department at Argosy University-Online, working on a dissertation. This study is a requirement to fulfill my degree and will not be used for decision-making by any organization. This study is for research purposes only.
Researchers at Mercer University and the University of Georgia are conducting a qualitative study of school counselors’ strategies for making challenging ethical decisions. We would love to hear about your experiences in the field! What is involved: 1. participation in an informal interview with a Mercer University or UGA graduate assistant interviewer about dilemmas you face in your job, what strategies you use to address these dilemmas, and what you have learned about ethical practice over your years of experience; and 2. completing a short online survey which will be emailed to you. If you are interested in participating, or would like to receive more information about this study, please contact Dr. Morgan Kiper Riechel at Riechel_me@mercer.edu. This study has been approved by Mercer University’s IRB and Office of Research Compliance, # H1605139.
The researcher also wants to evaluate the relationship between comprehensive program implementation and the leadership styles of school counselors.
For more information or to take part in the study, click here.
We are writing to request permission to solicit participation for a phenomenological study entitled “School Counselor Experiences with Response to Intervention for English Language Learners.” Leonissa Johnson, E. Ken Shell and Malti Tuttle, Assistant Professors at Clark Atlanta University and Auburn University will be conducting this study.
The purpose of this study is to examine the attitudes, beliefs, and experiences of school counselors with English Language Learners in the Response to Intervention process. We would like to recruit school counselors who engage in the Response to Intervention process for students identified as English Language Learners. We hope to capture the essence of their experiences through two in-depth, semi-structured interviews. The first interview will last approximately 75 minutes. At this time, we will explain the purpose of the study, review consent procedures, complete a demographic questionnaire and ask questions related to their experiences. The second interview will last approximately 45 minutes. At this time, participants will be asked for additional feedback and clarification.
Before collecting data, the research team will meet to “bracket” or discuss biases and assumptions regarding the RTI experiences with English Language Learners. After each semi-structured individual interview, researchers will write observations and thoughts in a reflexive journal to reflect upon the data collection. Interviews will be transcribed and data analysis will occur using Moustakas’s (1994) “Modification of the Stevick-Colaizzi-Keen Method of Analysis of Phenomenological Data” (p. 122).
Throughout the process, researchers will seek to verify our findings with participants.
Participation in this study is voluntary and all individually identifiable information obtained from the demographic questionnaire and interviews will be kept confidential. There are no personal benefits for taking part in this research however participants will receive a $10 gift card. There are no more than minimal anticipated risks and discomfort in this study. Some participants may experience some discomfort if they become aware of biases or negative attitudes that they have held toward students who are English Language Learners. Participants will have the option of skipping any questions or sections of the interviews to which they are uncomfortable responding.
We believe this study has the potential to highlight school counselors’ beliefs, attitudes, and experiences with English Language Learners in the Response to Intervention process. Capturing school counselors’ experiences may contribute to the knowledge base for counselor educators and practitioners to address issues of disproportionality in special education, counselor education coursework and professional development for school counselors.
If you have any questions about this research, please feel free to contact Leonissa Johnson, at (404) 880-8517 or email@example.com, E. Ken Shell, at (404) 642-7238 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Malti Tuttle at email@example.com.
Thank you for your consideration.