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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of Counseling and Development|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology