Prejudice and discrimination within the school psychology profession: Survey results from the committee on prejudice and discrimination, Division of School Psychology, American Psychological Association

Judith L. Alpert, Judith Kaufman, Gloria Behar Gottsegen

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Abstract

The committee on prejudice and discrimination, Division of School Psychology, American Psychological Association, conducted a survey in order to determine whether school psychologists have (a) experienced any prejudice and/or discrimination with respect to ethnicity, gender, age, and sexual orientation in salary schedule (in primary employment and in consultative employment), in tenure status, and in publication and grant productivity rate (number of articles published in professional journals, whether they have reviewed articles for journals, amount of typical research grant received); and (b) engaged in legal and/or legislative activity around any existing prejudice or discrimination. A total of 850 surveys were sent to a random sample of approximately 2,500 members of Division 16, American Psychological Association, and the total return was 52%, with 41.2% usuable responses. The results do not in themselves indicate bias with respect to ethnicity, gender, age, or sexual orientation. The findings do, however, indicate the need for further study regarding possible prejudice and discrimination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-30
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of School Psychology
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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