Bibliotherapy: an examination of school counselors' attitudes and use

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dc.contributor Satcher, Jamie
dc.contributor Wilcoxon, S. Allen
dc.contributor Leggett, Mark F.
dc.contributor Pearson, Quinn M.
dc.contributor Newton, Rose Mary
dc.contributor.advisor Satcher, Jamie Townsend, Karen Moore 2017-02-28T22:22:24Z 2017-02-28T22:22:24Z 2009
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000159
dc.identifier.other Townsend_alatus_0004D_10216
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Bibliotherapy has been shown to be a natural, appropriate tool for school counselors, supporting both student therapeutic concerns, as well as the academic goals of the setting. However, no prior research was identified that examined counselors' attitudes toward bibliotherapy or their use of bibliotherapy as a counseling technique in the schools. This study proposed to determine (a) if school counselors differed in their use of or attitudes toward bibliotherapy when compared by student and counselor characteristics, and (b) if selected student and counselor characteristics predicted the counselors' use of or attitudes toward bibliotherapy. The data were collected using an instrument developed for this study, the Attitudes Toward Bibliotherapy Scale. Participants were members of the Alabama School Counseling Association (ALSCA). Of the 870 packets that were mailed to members, 250 usable surveys were returned. The results indicated that counselors' use of bibliotherapy, as well as their attitudes toward bibliotherapy, differed significantly on one variable: predominant gender of the students served. Only one variable was found to significantly predict the counselors' use of bibliotherapy: the average age of the children served. Finally, two variables were found to significantly predict the counselors' attitudes toward bibliotherapy: (a) the average age of the children served, and (b) the number of continuing education activities related to bibliotherapy in which the counselors participated in the past 12 months.
dc.format.extent 113 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other School Counseling
dc.subject.other Education, Educational Psychology
dc.subject.other Library Science
dc.title Bibliotherapy: an examination of school counselors' attitudes and use
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling Counselor Education-School Counseling The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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