Men in academic school psychology: A national survey

Steven G. Little, Angeleque Akin-Little, Ronald S. Palomares, Tanya L Eckert

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Abstract

There is a paucity of research examining the experiences and perceptions of men employed as school psychology academicians. The purpose of this investigation was to ascertain male school psychology academicians' perceptions of their respective academic climates, levels of support, incidences of harassment, and levels of stress, and to compare these results with a previous survey conducted with women in similar positions. A total of 146 male school psychology academicians (41% response rate) completed the 48-item survey entitled, "Men in School Psychology: Academia Questionnaire.'' The findings suggested that men were more likely than women to indicate that climate and opportunities within their department were equal, whereas women indicated that the climate and opportunities tend to favor men. When men indicated that inequalities exist, they reported believing that women were favored. Results are discussed in terms of implications for faculty in school psychology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)554-567
Number of pages14
JournalPsychology in the Schools
Volume49
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Education

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