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ERIC Number: EJ1169817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1812-9129
A Preliminary Evaluation of Efforts to Diversify Psychology
Banks, Brea M.; D'Santiago-Eastman, Verenice
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v30 n1 p105-110 2018
Underrepresentation of individuals from diverse backgrounds in the field of psychology is a well-documented concern, as identified gaps directly impact individuals served (Rogers & Molina, 2006; Zhang & Katsiyannis, 2002). This pilot examination evaluated a task force that sought to address this deficit through targeting the recruitment and retention of undergraduate students into graduate programs in psychology. Participants were 127 undergraduate students at a Midwestern university. Participants completed online surveys that assessed their knowledge of the organization's existence and taskforce events (e.g., open houses). Results indicate that the taskforce reached the appropriate undergraduate population, as participants of junior and senior status were more aware of organization resources. Future research should look to examine if the taskforce's efforts have impacted recruitment and retention outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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