Document Details

Document Type:   Thesis
Title:   The Perception and Knowledge of Undergraduate Students about School Psychology
Author:   Jessica Dawn Creslip
College:   Graduate School of Education and Professional Development
Degree Program:   School Psychology, Ed.S.
Degree:   Education Specialist
Committee Director:   Sandra S. Stroebel
Document Availability:   Document available for World-Wide access.
Date of Defense:   may 2011

The profession of school psychology has changed significantly over the course of its existence. With more positions available than can be filled and the growing need for colleges and universities to produce new generations of school psychologists, it is important to understand what people know about the field. The present study was conducted to examine the relationship between the current level of knowledge that undergraduate students in West Virginia have about the field and the decision to select school psychology as a profession. Participants completed a true/false questionnaire. Results indicated a significant difference in school psychology knowledge between those students who choose school psychology as a career and those who do not. Results also indicated a significant difference in school psychology knowledge due to the student's year in school. No significant differences were found for race or gender 

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