Open Access Thesis
School psychologists -- Supply and demand -- Iowa; School psychologists -- Supply and demand -- Kansas; Iowa; Kansas; Academic theses;
There is a documented shortage of school psychologists. Various factors contribute to this shortage including: (a) attrition, (b) the public's lack of knowledge about the profession, and ( c) stressors on the job. A continued shortage could have negative implications for the profession as well as students and schools by lowering standards for credentialing school psychologists. This paper will review literature on several factors that may influence the shortage. Historical trends and demographics of school psychologists will also be addressed. In particular, research and speculations concerning differences between the practice of rural and urban school psychologists will be discussed.
Year of Submission
Specialist in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
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©2007 Melissa Marie Hickman
Hickman, Melissa Marie, "School Psychology Shortage And Urban/Rural Differences" (2007). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 1119.