The Impact of Group Counseling on the Stress of High School Seniors Who Are Uncertain About Their Post Secondary Plan
|The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of group counseling as an intervention for high school seniors who are experiencing stress related to their post-secondary decisions. Research indicates that students’ final year of high school is especially stressful when uncertainty about post-secondary plans exists. A counseling group was developed to provide support to students with the aforementioned stress and indecision. Four participants took part in a five-week, discussion-based, counseling group. Participants were administered the Perceived Stress Scale at the commencement and culmination of the group. Following the intervention, participants exhibited a 29.49% decrease in perceived stress, although the results were not statistically significant. Limitations and implications for future research are discussed.
|High School Seniors
|Perceived Stress Scale
|The Impact of Group Counseling on the Stress of High School Seniors Who Are Uncertain About Their Post Secondary Plan
|Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
|Counselor Education Master's Theses
|The College at Brockport