The results of this study indicate that Black male students were aware that their school provded counseling services but did not perceive counselors to be trustworthy, friendly, or accessible.
- African American males are less likely to utilize counseling services including mental health and school counseling services.
- Over 50% of respondents indicated that they agreed that their school counselor is Ã¢â‚¬Å“knowledgeableÃ¢â‚¬Â or Ã¢â‚¬Å“helpful.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- Less than half of African American male respondents indicated that they believed their school counselor is Ã¢â‚¬Å“trustworthy,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“friendly,Ã¢â‚¬Â or Ã¢â‚¬Å“accessible.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- Over half of respondents agreed that the role of school counselors is to Ã¢â‚¬Å“assist with academic problemsÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“assist with scheduling classes.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- Over half of respondents agreed that the role of school counselors was to assist with academic problems, and just over one-third agreed that counselors were there to assist students with personal, social, and emotional issues.