Relationship Between a Belief in a Just World and Social Justice Advocacy Attitudes of School Counselors


Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Counselor Education, North Carolina State University, College of Education Program, Box 7801, 520 Poe Hall, Raleigh, NC 27695-7801 (e-mail:


The purpose of this study was to examine how belief in a just world (BJW), political ideology, religious ideology, socioeconomic status of origin, and race relate to social justice advocacy attitudes among school counseling professionals. A sequential multiple regression indicated that political ideology and BJW were statistically significant variables. The results have several implications regarding the training and development of school counselors. Additionally, recommendations for future research are explored.