Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Rural Sociology

First Advisor

Donna J. Hess


The objectives of this study are as follows: 1. The identification of guidance counselors' perceptions of occupational opportunities existent for their Native American clients. 2. The determination of the extent to which the factors of race, sex and school location are associated with guidance counselors' perceptions of Native American students' occupational opportunities. 3. The development of a model to describe and predict differences in guidance counselors' perceptions of Native American students’ occupational opportunities. The objectives of this study coincide in part with the objectives of a larger research project ongoing in the Rural Sociology Department at South Dakota State University. The larger research, Project #7112-777, is under the direction of Dr. Donna J. Hess and is entitled Career Interests and Aspirations of Native American Youth Residing in Reservation Areas.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Student counselors
Vocational guidance
Indian students -- Education -- South Dakota




South Dakota State University