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1. Monahan, Shelby. Self-Efficacy of School Psychologists: Developing a Scale for Working with and for LGBTQ Youth.

Degree: Specialist in Education, Department of Psychology, 2019, Western Kentucky University

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) students report higher levels of harassment and assault, exposure to prejudiced language, and diminished feelings of safety at school compared to their non-LGBTQ counterparts. Due to the difficulties these young people experience at school as well as their increased risk for psychological distress and suicidality, these students may need additional support to be successful. Although professional organizations support school psychologists acting as advocates to support LGBTQ students, research suggests that practitioners’ knowledge about issues faced by LGBTQ students as well as training related to their needs may lag behind this appeal for best practice. Given this information, it is valuable to investigate how well school psychologists believe themselves capable of fulfilling responsibilities related to working with and advocating for LGBTQ youth in schools. The purpose of this project was to create a comprehensive scale measuring school psychology practitioners’ self-efficacy in working with LGBTQ youth. The proposed scale was created by reviewing existing scales and literature related to LGBTQ student needs. The proposed scale was then sent to three expert panelists who provided feedback that was incorporated to make revisions to the original scale. A finalized scale is presented, which may assist in expanding the knowledge base regarding school psychologists’ self-efficacy in working with this vulnerable student population. Advisors/Committee Members: Ryan Farmer (Director), Carl Myers, and Sarah Ochs.

Subjects/Keywords: LGBT; self-efficacy; school psychology; Education; Psychology; School Psychology

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APA (6th Edition):

Monahan, S. (2019). Self-Efficacy of School Psychologists: Developing a Scale for Working with and for LGBTQ Youth. (Masters Thesis). Western Kentucky University. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/theses/3127

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Monahan, Shelby. “Self-Efficacy of School Psychologists: Developing a Scale for Working with and for LGBTQ Youth.” 2019. Masters Thesis, Western Kentucky University. Accessed August 24, 2019. https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/theses/3127.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Monahan, Shelby. “Self-Efficacy of School Psychologists: Developing a Scale for Working with and for LGBTQ Youth.” 2019. Web. 24 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

Monahan S. Self-Efficacy of School Psychologists: Developing a Scale for Working with and for LGBTQ Youth. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Western Kentucky University; 2019. [cited 2019 Aug 24]. Available from: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/theses/3127.

Council of Science Editors:

Monahan S. Self-Efficacy of School Psychologists: Developing a Scale for Working with and for LGBTQ Youth. [Masters Thesis]. Western Kentucky University; 2019. Available from: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/theses/3127

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