Master's Theses

Department

Psychology

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Abstract

This study was designed to determine whether there were differences in the role expectations of the school psychologist among state supervisors of school psychology, teachers, administrators, and counselors in schools served by a school psychologist, and the comparable school personnel in schools not served by a school psychologist. The groups were surveyed by questionnaire. This questionnaire consisted of statements of the duties which school psychologists ascribe to their profession, and the duties which school psychologists do not ascribe to their profession. Differences between groups were tested by application of the chi square statistical technique. A 3 X 2 design was computed for each group on each item of the questionnaire. The greatest number of significant differences was found between teachers in a school system served by a school psychologist, teachers in a school system not served by a school psychologist, and state supervisors of school psychology. Only one significant difference was found between counselors in a school system with a school psychologist, counselors in school systems without school psychologist, and state supervisors of school psychology. Finally significant differences were found for five duties between administrators in a school system served by a school psychologist, administrators in a school system not served by a school psychologist, and state supervisors of school psychology.

Advisor

Jerry Harper

Date of Award

Summer 1966

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Rights

© 1966 Herbert Rieth

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