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ERIC Number: EJ945639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 88
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Content Analysis of "School Psychology International", 1990-2011: An Analysis of Trends and Compatibility with the NASP Practice Model
Little, Steven G.; Akin-Little, Angeleque; Lloyd, Keryn
School Psychology International, v32 n6 p569-591 Dec 2011
Formal analysis of research publications serves as one indicator of the current status of a profession or a journal. Content analyses provide both practitioners and academicians with information on the status of research in the profession. These types of analyses can also provide information on the concordance between published research and what professional organizations consider key areas of practice. The current study examined articles published in one journal, "School Psychology International", for a 22-year period from 1990 through 2011 (n = 671 articles). All articles were coded for demographics of the author, including country of origin and level of international content, and the content matching categories found in the NASP Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services. Results indicated that the journal is very much international with authors coming from 57 countries. With regard to gender, a trend was noticed for increased participation by women. Finally, the analysis of content found a pattern that was not highly consistent with the categories identified by NASP. Factors contributing to the lack of consistency between research and areas of practice are discussed. (Contains 3 tables, 4 figures and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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