A study of attitudes of high school counselors in metropolitan centers of Texas toward the junior college



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The purpose of this study was to determine whether senior high school counselors held favorable or unfavorable attitudes toward junior colleges, and to decide whether certain factors relate to the attitudes held. The investigation involved a review of literature relative to the meaning of attitude, methods for measuring attitude, research of attitudes various groups hold toward junior colleges, and the influence high school counselors have upon college plans of students. Population for this study was all high school counselors serving in the public schools of Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Tarrant Counties of Texas, The Junior College Attitude Survey, a Likert-type instrument, was mailed to twenty-five percent of these counselors, selected by a random technique. From the counselors selected and mailed questionnaires, 64 percent returned usable answer sheets. The t-test and analysis of variance was applied in order to test the hypotheses. [...]