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School psychologists -- Supply and demand -- Iowa; School psychologists -- Job satisfaction -- Iowa; Iowa; Academic theses;


This thesis begins with a brief history of the field of school psychology, starting with the Hybrid years and continuing through to the present day. Research on the trends that have occurred in the field of school psychology are reviewed. Past trends discussed include: demographics, personnel needs, function and roles, employment conditions, and job satisfaction. This study examined reasons why school psychologists in Iowa left their positions and, specifically, what effect job satisfaction played in their decision to leave. Results indicated two reasons Iowa school psychologists left their positions: role restrictiveness and lack of building support. School psychologists in Iowa were most satisfied with available resources and supervision and were least satisfied with their job role and salary. Results from this study are important to school psychologists, supervisors of school psychologists, administrators, and faculty trainers.

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Specialist in Education


Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Kerri Clopton


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Date Original

January 2007

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2 PDF file (95 leaves)



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