Professional Research

GSCA does not distribute research surveys on behalf of members or the public.  However, in the interest of furthering the research that makes school counselors able to better themselves and assisting those who are in pursuit of higher degrees, we post surveys which have been screened by the GSCA Journal Editor for validity. We ask that school counselors participate as they are able in order to continue and support research in the field.

If you have a survey you would like posted below, please email

Posted 9/26/2018

Explanation of Research:
My research is looking to build upon prior research and knowledge to better understand and identify relationships between school counselors’ racial attitudes, multicultural counseling knowledge and awareness, and perceptions of poverty.

This research is confidential and puts no one willing to complete the survey in any harm. Only regional information is asked, no specific state information will be collected.

Support Requested:
To email my survey link and email request to your school counseling members.

A copy of my survey can be found at this link (may need to copy and paste):

University IRB Approval:
A copy of my IRB approval is attached to this email (IRB number: 18.0151; approval date, April 16, 2018).

Informed Consent Document:
The IRB committee at the University of Louisville agreed that in place of the informed consent document, a preamble should be used in its place.

Researcher's Credentials:
Shaun Sowell, M.Ed.
Doctoral Candidate

Credentials of Dissertation Chair/Director:
Ahmad R. Washington, PhD, NCC, Assistant Professor (University of Louisville)