Event Title

A Bibliometric Analysis of the School Psychology International Journal

Location

CSU 253

Start Date

21-4-2014 10:00 AM

End Date

21-4-2014 11:00 AM

Student's Major

Psychology

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Carlos Panahon

Mentor's Email Address

carlos.panahon@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Psychology

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Second Mentor's Name

Cassandra Schreiber

Second Mentor's Department

Psychology

Second Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

As current research develops, it is important for researchers to reflect on previous studies to gather as much information as possible in order to help future studies. This process can be simplified by the means of bibliometric analysis, in which all of the articles of a journal are analyzed and specific information is recorded based on common interest questions. In this study, researchers conducted a bibliometric analysis of School Psychology International (SPI) in order to gauge how prominent international school psychology is in the world today, if there has been growth in the area, and if there is a need for researchers to begin more work in the field. To accomplish these goals, researchers replicated a previous bibliometric analysis conducted by Jennings, Ehrhardt, and Poling (2008) of SPI. The current study extended this work by conducting a bibliometric analysis on the articles from 2008 to present. Researchers analyzed all articles published in SPI during this time period using a set of five pre-set questions relating to international psychology. Through data analyses, researchers found that 27.5% of researchers in SPI collaborate multi-nationally, the three most prominent geographical authors are the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, and many of the studies were conducted in other areas such as China and Norway, among additional findings. Implications of the current findings will be discussed as they relate to the prominence of international school psychology.

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A Bibliometric Analysis of the School Psychology International Journal

CSU 253

As current research develops, it is important for researchers to reflect on previous studies to gather as much information as possible in order to help future studies. This process can be simplified by the means of bibliometric analysis, in which all of the articles of a journal are analyzed and specific information is recorded based on common interest questions. In this study, researchers conducted a bibliometric analysis of School Psychology International (SPI) in order to gauge how prominent international school psychology is in the world today, if there has been growth in the area, and if there is a need for researchers to begin more work in the field. To accomplish these goals, researchers replicated a previous bibliometric analysis conducted by Jennings, Ehrhardt, and Poling (2008) of SPI. The current study extended this work by conducting a bibliometric analysis on the articles from 2008 to present. Researchers analyzed all articles published in SPI during this time period using a set of five pre-set questions relating to international psychology. Through data analyses, researchers found that 27.5% of researchers in SPI collaborate multi-nationally, the three most prominent geographical authors are the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, and many of the studies were conducted in other areas such as China and Norway, among additional findings. Implications of the current findings will be discussed as they relate to the prominence of international school psychology.

Recommended Citation

Paulsen, Kristen and Katie Westermayer. "A Bibliometric Analysis of the School Psychology International Journal." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 21, 2014.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2014/oral_session_03/4