ERIC Number: ED198770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Preliminary Results of the 1979 Doctorate Employment Survey.
Stapp, Joy; Fulcher, Robert
Preliminary results of the 1979 Doctorate Employment Survey, which is designed to assess the employment experiences of new doctorates in psychology, are briefly described. The survey focuses on employment status, employment settings, and salaries, and is the first survey designed to allow respondents to provide detailed information on their secondary or additional employment positions. A total of 2,154 usable surveys (69.4 percent) was obtained from U.S. and Canada. The employment status of respondents is similar to those obtained in the 1978 survey: the proportion of new doctorates employed full-time is slightly higher in 1979, as is the proportion who are postdoctoral fellows. The employment status for doctorates in various degree fields of psychology is also indicated. With regard to employment settings, there were 1,729 respondents who were employed full-time: 1,205 were employed at least 35 hours per week in one position, and 379 were employed at least 35 hours in one position and also had a second employment position. The two major full-time employment settings are university psychology departments and community mental health centers or clinics. A majority of those whose primary position is in a hospital, clinic, or other human service setting have their second job in independent practice. Salary statistics for individuals employed at least 35 hours per week in their primary employment are summarized. The highest salaries are found in independent practice and in business, government, and other settings, while the lowest salaries are found in academic settings. Information is also provided on doctorates employed less than 35 hours per week. (SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.