ERIC Number: ED220756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
University of Maryland Origins of Publications in Student Personnel Journals.
Tracey, Terence J.; And Others
The existence of a formal body of literature is one of the defining characteristics of a profession, and publication of scholarly work in professional journals is an important component of professional identity. An examination of student personnel literature found that the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP) ranked first in number of publications. A subsequent examination modified and extended that methodology to examine relative contributions within the faculty and staff at UMCP. Findings indicated that the counseling center was the most productive agency at UMCP for publications in the Student Personnel literature, producing more than three times the publications of any other department. The counseling center contributed more empirical studies, while the Counseling and Student Personnel Services Department tended to contribute more articles of a theoretical nature. The results suggest that the different service and academic orientations of the Counseling Center and the Counseling and Student Personnel Services Department may contribute to their different emphases in scholarly activity. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.