ERIC Number: EJ1136922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Characteristics of Intervention Research in School Psychology Journals: 2010-2014
Villarreal, Victor; Castro, Maria J.; Umaña, Ileana; Sullivan, Jeremy R.
Psychology in the Schools, v54 n5 p548-559 May 2017
The purpose of this study was to provide an updated content analysis of articles published in major journals of school psychology spanning the years 2010-2014, with an emphasis on intervention research (including intervention and participant characteristics). Six journals--"School Psychology Review," "School Psychology Quarterly," "Journal of School Psychology," "Psychology in the Schools," "School Psychology International," and "Journal of Applied School Psychology"--were selected for the analysis. Over the 5-year period, 1,196 articles were published in the selected journals. A total of 65.8% of the articles were empirical articles; intervention studies with school-age samples comprised 11.1% of all articles. Within the intervention studies, single subject represented the most frequently used research design (40.6%). Further, 58.6% of the intervention studies did not provide sufficient information to discern participants' disability status. Although the proportion of empirically based articles has increased in recent years, that of intervention articles has remained low.
Descriptors: Intervention, Educational Research, Research Design, School Psychology, Journal Articles, Content Analysis, Participant Characteristics, Bibliometrics, Incidence, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis, Periodicals
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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