To join or not to join: School counselors as a case study in professional membership

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School counselors were surveyed regarding their choice to join or not join their professional organization. Members and nonmembers differed on the following: whether participants' graduate program emphasized professional membership, membership status of colleagues, the belief that professional organizations advance the field, and the belief that being a professional means joining professional associations. A model is proposed that includes major themes in the decision-making process identified in the qualitative comment data. Implications for professional counseling organizations are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-177
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Volume86
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2008

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To join or not to join : School counselors as a case study in professional membership. / Bauman, Sheri A.

In: Journal of Counseling and Development, Vol. 86, No. 2, 03.2008, p. 164-177.

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