The Parent–High School Counselor Relationship and Students’ Postsecondary Enrollment

Jungnam Kim, Renae D. Mayes, Erik M. Hines, Julia Bryan

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This study examined the association between the high school counselor–parent relationship and students’ postsecondary enrollment (PSE) in a nationally representative sample of 4,406 parents selected from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009. Findings indicated that parents’ postsecondary expectations, their participation in schools, and STEM engagement were all positively related to students’ postsecondary enrollment. Parent contact with the school counselor was negatively associated with taking postsecondary classes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-136
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 3 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Counseling
  • parent
  • postsecondary enrollment
  • school counselor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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