The political lives of New York's school psychologists: A case study of street level bureaucrats' participation in school-based AIDS education

Steven A. Peterson, Amy M. Brofcak

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Abstract

One common view of bureaucrats is that they carry out their tasks based on their own personal values and beliefs. A sample of New York state school psychologists is studied to see if their involvement in AIDS programming in the schools is driven by their sociopolitical attitudes. Data analysis is carried out, suggesting that school psychologists' beliefs are not as important as other factors in shaping involvement in actual AIDS programming. Results are discussed in light of expectations from theory regarding 'street level bureaucrats', those who actually deliver services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-273
Number of pages13
JournalSchool Psychology International
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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