Publication Date

Fall 2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Counselor Education

Abstract

Because counselors are working with populations whose work affects them so directly, maintaining wellness, preventing burnout, and avoiding impairment are key to providing good therapeutic care. This study investigates the level of wellness that School Counselors experience. The results of this investigation are important because they will inform School Counselors and other school related professionals about the level of exhaustion, work environment climate, and deterioration in personal life that individuals in an urban, rural, and suburban school setting within New York State experience. Overall, results showed that School Counselor caseload size does influence exhaustion but does not influence negative work environment or deterioration in personal life. Results also showed that Urban/Rural/ and Suburban school setting as well as the number of years of school counseling experience do not influence exhaustion, negative work environment, or deterioration in personal life.

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