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ERIC Number: EJ989139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0167
Disability Research in Counseling Psychology Journals: A 20-Year Content Analysis
Foley-Nicpon, Megan; Lee, Sharon
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v59 n3 p392-398 Jul 2012
We conducted an exploratory content analysis of disability research in 5 major counseling psychology journals between 1990 and 2010. The goal was to review the counseling psychology literature to better understand the prevalence of disability research, identify research methods most often conducted, and elucidate the types of concerns most studied. We searched 5 journals ("Journal of Counseling & Development," "Journal of Counseling Psychology," "The Counseling Psychologist," "Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development," and "Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology") using keywords derived from disability terms defined by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). Articles were categorized by methodology and disability category examined. We found that disability research continues to comprise an extremely small amount (from less than 1% to 2.7%) of the counseling psychology literature, with the frequency of articles plateauing in recent years. The research design of articles published has changed, with an increased number of empirical articles and a decrease in literature reviews. We conclude by calling for increased empirical investigation of disability among journals specific to counseling psychology to recognize disability as an important aspect of diversity within the field. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004