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ERIC Number: EJ805831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Projective Test Use among School Psychologists: A Survey and Critique
Hojnoski, Robin L.; Morrison, Rhonda; Brown, Melissa; Matthews, William J.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v24 n2 p145-159 2006
The use of projective techniques by school psychologists has been a point of interest and debate, with a number of survey studies documenting usage. The purpose of this study is to update the status of projective use among school psychologists, with a specific focus on their use in the social emotional assessment of children in schools. In addition to gathering information about the frequency of use, this study provides information about the types of assessment activities in which the assessments are used and practitioner's perception of the utility of specific instruments. Results indicate that school psychologists view projective assessments as moderately useful and that they continue to use projectives across grades and for a variety of educational purposes, including eligibility determination and intervention development. Results are discussed critically in the context of previous research. (Contains 1 figure, 3 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Draw a Person Test; Bender Gestalt Test; Rorschach Test; Thematic Apperception Test