Type of Document Dissertation Author Perusse, Rachelle Author's Email Address email@example.com URN etd-3935162139711101 Title Perceptions of School Counselors towards Junior Reserve Officers' training Corps (Jrotc) in Virginia Public Schools Degree PhD Department Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Fortune, Jimmie C. Hohenshil, Thomas H. Hutchins, David E. Lee, Elizabeth Curcio, Claire Cole Vaught Committee Chair Keywords
- school counseling
Date of Defense 2000-01-01 Availability unrestricted Abstract
This study examined the perceptions that
Virginia public high school counselors have
towards the Junior Reserve Officers'
Training Corps (JROTC) program in their
schools. Specifically, four areas of research
questions were addressed: (1) knowledge;
(2) beliefs and attitudes about benefits to
students; (3) the extent to which JROTC is
recommended to all students; and (4) the
appropriateness of JROTC for particular
Data for this study were obtained from high
school counselors in Virginia who were
working in a school which offered JROTC
as an elective. A questionnaire containing
statements about the claims of JROTC was
generated. The questionnaire contained a
combination of true/false questions,
Likert-type scale questions, a checklist of
student characteristics, open-ended
questions, and a final section on
demographics. The investigator conducted
follow-up interviews with school counselors
at selected schools. Data analysis were
relational and descriptive.
Results indicated that school counselors
were knowledgeable about the relationship
between JROTC and the military. School
counselors indicated that they were in
general agreement with the claims of
benefits to students by JROTC, and
indicated a positive attitude about these
benefits to students. School counselors
identified specific characteristics of students
for whom they would recommend JROTC.
School counselors also indicated for whom
JROTC is an appropriate elective, and for
whom it may not be appropriate or feasible.
It was concluded that school counselors
have a generally positive perception
towards JROTC in Virginia public schools.
Recommendations for future research were
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