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Fenning, Pamela; Diaz, Yahaira; Valley-Gray, Sarah; Cash, Ralph; Spearman, Caroline; Hazel, Cynthia E.; Grunewald, Stephanie; Riccio, Cynthia; Harris, Abigail – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
Increasingly, professional training programs are dealing with the need for competency-based assessments of student learning outcomes. This is particularly challenging in fields such as school psychology, with competencies identified by multiple accrediting bodies and state requirements. The primary goal of this study was to examine the degree to…
Descriptors: School Psychology, School Psychologists, Professional Development, Training
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McCabe, Paul C.; Rubinson, Florence; Dragowski, Eliza A.; Elizalde-Utnick, Graciela – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
A national sample of educators were surveyed to identity the attitudes, beliefs, school culture, and perceived barriers that would predict whether educators would intervene to stop bias and harassment directed at lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in schools. The survey questionnaire was organized according to the…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Teacher Attitudes
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Hanchon, Timothy A.; Allen, Ryan A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
From its inception as a disability category in the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, serving students under the special education category Emotional Disturbance (ED) has been a challenging task for school psychologists. In particular, the vague and ambiguous federal definition has created an environment in which inconsistent assessment…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Emotional Disturbances, School Psychologists, Evaluation Methods
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Dailor, A. Nichole; Jacob, Susan – Psychology in the Schools, 2011
Practitioner-members of the National Association of School Psychologists (N = 208) completed questionnaires regarding their ethics training, preparedness, the types of ethical transgressions and dilemmas encountered in the previous year, and the strategies used to solve problems. Respondents who received multilevel training in ethics (ethics…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, School Psychologists, Questionnaires, Ethics
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Fiorello, Catherine A.; Thurman, S. Kenneth; Zavertnik, Jennifer; Sher, Robert; Coleman, Schehera – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
The broad cognitive abilities defined by the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) theory have been shown to predict school achievement. However, the ecological validity of these constructs has not been studied in classroom settings. This study compares ratings by a sample of teachers (n = 53) and school psychologists (n = 86) of the importance of the CHC…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Ability, Counselor Attitudes
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Graves, Scott L., Jr.; Wright, Lynda Brown – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
This study investigates Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) students' and faculties' knowledge related to school psychology. A total of 165 students and 14 faculty members completed inventories that assessed the understanding and views of various psychological disciplines. Results indicated that HBCU students rated their perceived…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, School Psychologists, Career Choice, School Psychology
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Weyandt, Lisa L.; Fulton, Katherine M.; Schepman, Steve B.; Verdi, Genevieve R.; Wilson, Kimberly G. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate teacher and school psychologists' knowledge of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). One hundred thirty-two kindergarten through 12th-grade general education teachers, special education teachers, and school psychologists responded to a 24-item questionnaire concerning treatment and possible…
Descriptors: General Education, School Psychologists, Knowledge Level, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Debski, Jennifer; Spadafore, Candy Dubord; Jacob, Susan; Poole, Debra A.; Hixson, Michael D. – Psychology in the Schools, 2007
Practitioner-members of the National Association of School Psychologists (N = 162) completed questionnaires regarding their suicide prevention and postvention roles, training, preparedness, and knowledge. Most were crisis team members, yet less than one-half reported graduate training in suicide risk assessment and less than one-fourth in…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Prevention, Familiarity, Risk
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Proctor, Briley E.; Steadman, Tara – Psychology in the Schools, 2003
The present study examined whether school psychologists who serve a single school ("In-House" group) differed from school psychologists who serve several schools concurrently ("Traditional" group) in the three areas of job satisfaction, burnout, and effectiveness as perceived by the school psychologist. A total of 63 school psychology…
Descriptors: School Activities, Familiarity, School Psychology, Multivariate Analysis
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Szmuk, Maria I. C.; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1979
A set of behavioral objectives was developed for the consultant role of the school psychologist, based on Meyers' consultation model. A Likert-type questionnaire was developed to assess the degree to which teachers and school psychologists agreed upon the desirability and the actual accomplishment of these objectives. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Consultants, Elementary Secondary Education, Questionnaires
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Huberty, Thomas J.; Huebner, E. Scott – Psychology in the Schools, 1988
Investigated the correlates of burnout in a national sample of 234 school psychologists using a stress questionnaire, demographic information sheet, and the Maslach Burnout Inventory. Indicated that burnout was related to demographic, environmental, and professional activity variables. Discusses implications for school psychology and future…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Burnout, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Adjustment
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Short, Rick Jay; Rosenthal, Susan L. – Psychology in the Schools, 1995
Investigates variables related to the professional identity and career path of school-based vs. non-school-based doctoral-level school psychologists. Although respondents (n=273) differed little by employment setting in reports of their training or experience, they differed significantly in two areas: ratings of relative importance of…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Doctoral Degrees, Higher Education, Questionnaires