Reference: Harris, P. C., Seward, M. D., Mayes, R. D., Elopre, L., & Wengert, E. (2021). “We Got to Do Better”: Interactions Between School Counselors and Black Male Student-Athletes. Professional School Counseling, 25(1_part_4), 2156759–. https://doi.org/10.1177/2156759X211040037
Abstract: This qualitative study explores the perspectives and experiences of Black male student-athletes with particular focus on their interactions with school counselors. It draws on nine participants selected through purposive and snowball sampling techniques. The Black male participants were current or former student-athletes at the high school and Division I levels. We developed and analyzed the semistructured interview questions through the lens of critical race theory. Using deductive data analysis techniques, we identified key factors that appear to shape interactions between Black male student-athletes and school counselors, including the perception of the school counselor role, a village of support, and prior experiences with school counselors. The results of this study have implications for school counselor practice, policy, and research.
Article Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/2156759X211040037