School Counselors’ Approach to Ethical Decision Making

Melissa Luke, Dennis Gilbride, Kristopher M. Goodrich

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This cross-sectional study explored 897 participants’ decision making in response to a school counseling case containing an ethical dilemma and compared respondents’ approach to the variables included in the Intercultural Model of Ethical Decision Making (IMED). Although 60% of participants identified that the school counselor’s beliefs could influence decision making, only 10% identified the ethical issue. Differences were found in the resources consulted across those who identified the ethical issue and those who did not. Results and implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2017


  • Ethical and legal issues
  • multicultural counseling issues
  • school counseling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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