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ERIC Number: EJ1129644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
A National Investigation of School Psychology Trainers' Attitudes and Beliefs about Evidence- Based Practices
Reddy, Linda A.; Forman, Susan G.; Stoiber, Karen C.; Gonzalez, Jorge E.
Psychology in the Schools, v54 n3 p261-278 Mar 2017
The present investigation examined 460 school psychology trainers' attitudes and beliefs about the conditions for the education and training of evidence-based practices (i.e., assessments and interventions) in training programs in the United States and Canada using an online survey. Trainer attitudes and beliefs about education and training in evidence-based practices were measured using a 24-item five-point Likert scale. Overall, trainers had positive views of evidence-based practices, as well as program and organizational support for such training. However, trainers rated the education and training of evidence-based assessments more favorably than evidence-based interventions. In general, trainer characteristics nor program accreditation status, model, or type of degree offered were found to influence trainers' perceptions about evidence-based practices. However, trainers with prior experience teaching evidence-based intervention courses were found to have more supportive views of evidence-based assessments and interventions than those without such experience. Implications for future training and school practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States; Canada
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