ERIC Number: ED154276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Perceived Role and Effectiveness of School Psychologists in IGE Schools. Technical Report No. 442.
Davis, Kenneth P.
Within a theoretical framework of role theory and systems theory, this study investigates differences in role expectations held for school psychologists in IGE schools by principals, unit leaders, teachers and school psychologists; and the relationship between agreement on expectations and ratings of the performance effectiveness of school psychologists. The roles of the school psychologist examined in this report are consultant, diagnositican, therapist, educational programmer and researcher. The research instrument consists of a role evaluation scale and a role analysis questionnaire which are included in the appendix. The data show that role expectations of both school psychologists and their referent groups were consistently similar. However, two of the five role functions were rejected by unit teachers, therapist and diagnostician. It appears that the minimal contact which unit teachers have with school psychologists may lead to a lack of mutual understanding regarding the tasks psychologists should be expected to perform. (Author/DOW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.
Note: Ph.D. dissertation, University of Wisconsin, Madison