1st Student's Major


1st Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Students' Professional Biography

Rebecca Fenicle is originally from Pipestone, Minnesota where she attended Pipestone Area Schools. While earning her high school diploma, Rebecca was a member of National Honor Society, a peer helper, and captain of the colorguard and gymnastics team. Rebecca is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services at Minnesota State University, Mankato. In addition to her academics, Rebecca is a member of Psi Chi National Honor Society for Psychology, Golden Key International Honor Society, has recently completed the Honor‟s Program in Psychology, and is involved with many volunteer activities. Also, she has participated on two research teams, the first under Dr. Kimberly O‟Farrell concerning positive and negative feedback, and is currently conducting research with Dr. Kevin Filter concerning the practices and job satisfaction of school psychologists. Fenicle plans to continue her education following her baccalaureate and pursue a career related to school psychology.

Mentor's Name

Kevin Filter

Mentor's Email Address


Mentor's Department


Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences


School Psychology as a profession has been shown in numerous studies to be characteristic of high job satisfaction. There are many factors that influence job satisfaction. This study was concerned with the roles of school psychologists in Minnesota and whether a discrepancy in actual and desired roles may effect job satisfaction. “Survey of the Professional Practices of Minnesota School Psychologists” was distributed to practicing school psychologists in Minnesota through an email with a URL link. The on-line survey contained questions concerning demographics, practices (actual/desired), adequacy of training program, barriers, and job satisfaction. This study analyzed the relationships between practices and job satisfaction. The results of this survey study gave evidence that a predictive relationship between practices and job satisfaction does exist.

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