Developing and Conducting International School Counseling Survey Research

  • Michael P. Krezmien
  • Alexandra Lauterbach
  • Karen Harrington
  • Ayse Yakut


This chapter was designed to provide the reader with an overview of survey research and to provide school counseling researchers, practitioners, and policy makers with practical steps for developing and implementing international school counseling surveys. The chapter describes the basic components of high-quality surveys and provides some guidance on how to develop school counseling surveys through international collaborations. The chapter also offers a set of potential standards for developing and evaluating survey research. The chapter describes the standards and evaluates a single survey from the literature using the standards as a metric. Finally, the chapter makes recommendations for the use of an implementation of international survey research to expand the knowledge base of school counseling research and to establish a shared international understanding of school counseling practices. The development and implementation of rigorous school counseling survey research have the capacity to eliminate national borders which stifle the capacity to share and discuss the multiple perspectives of school counseling thereby embracing different cultural and linguistic viewpoints.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael P. Krezmien
    • 1
  • Alexandra Lauterbach
    • 1
  • Karen Harrington
    • 1
  • Ayse Yakut
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

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