Upending the Shortages Crisis: A National Survey of School Psychology Recruitment
School psychology is experiencing a shortages crisis. There is also lack of national data regarding current recruitment practices. Understanding these practices is essential to overcome these personnel shortages. In this national study, 151 school psychology programs within the US and its territories were surveyed. Participants were chosen from a national comprehensive list of school psychology programs compiled by the research team. The survey was created through a detailed review of relevant literature and distributed by email using Qualtrics. Various recruitment strategy domains were examined. Findings suggest that program representatives perceived program location to bemost important and program cost the least important for students choosing their programs. Furthermore, respondents indicated a general consensus regarding the importance of establishing a recruitment pipeline.Moreover, programs within smaller communities appeared to be more involved in recruitment pipeline efforts. Descriptives for recruitment strategy domains are presented and implications are discussed.
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Bocanegra, Joel O.; Gubi, Aaron A.; Zhang, Yanchen; Clayson, Emery; Hou, Minghui; and Perihan, Celal, "Upending the Shortages Crisis: A National Survey of School Psychology Recruitment" (2022). Kean Publications. 658.