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Volume 13, Issue 2 (1984)

Job Satisfaction Among Practicing School Psychologists

pp. 225—230

ABSTRACT: A number of opinions have been expressed recently about school psychologists’ job satisfaction.The purpose of the present study was to describe job satisfaction among a sample of NASP members who practice in public school settings. Through the use of surveys distributed and collected by mail, it was found that most school psychologists are satisfied with most aspects of their current jobs. Participants expressed dissatisfaction with opportunities for advancement and school system policies and practices. Results also indicated that school psychologist’s job satisfaction can be predicted to a significant degree by age and psychologist-to-student ratios. In addition, it was found that while 41.70% of the respondents plan to leave their current position within five years, only 15.45%plan to leave the profession of school psychology.

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