Date of Award


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy



First Advisor

Dr. Alan D. Poling


The present study is a citation analysis of the school psychology literature from 1995-2004. Data from six major journals over a 10-year period were analyzed to determine the disciplines, books, and authors who most heavily impacted school psychology. Findings suggest that school psychology is characterized by high levels of interdisciplinary collaboration, and that the school psychology literature maintains relatively low self-citation and cross-citation rates when compared to other domains of psychology. As in previous investigations, the field of education was found to be less influential than the field of special education. The impact of behavior analysis varied significantly by school psychology journal outlet, and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis was found to be the dominant behavior analytic journal in school psychology. Best Practices in School Psychology III (Thomas and Grimes, 1995) was the most frequently cited text over the 10-year period, while A.S. Kaufman the most frequently cited author. The impact of contemporary works and the individual school psychology journal outlets were discussed, as well as implications of the current findings.

Access Setting

Dissertation-Open Access

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Psychology Commons