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ERIC Number: ED518064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 131
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1240-4827-7
African American School Psychology Program Leavers
Proctor, Sherrie Lynn
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Georgia State University
This phenomenology used 21 in-depth interviews to explore seven African Americans' experiences at the school psychology programs they left. The purpose was to investigate what experiences contributed to participants' decisions to leave programs; if programs used retention strategies and if so, participants' view of the strategies; and what participants believe might have encouraged their retention. Findings indicate that misalignment between participants' career aims and their perceptions of school psychology practice as well as poor relationships with faculty and peers contributed to decisions to leave programs. Five participants reported that programs did not utilize retention strategies. Two reported that a sole faculty advocate served as a retention strategy, while one noted funding. Participants cited funding and advisement as strategies that might have encouraged their retention. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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