A Study of the Ethical Dilemmas Experienced by School Psychologists in Portugal

TitleA Study of the Ethical Dilemmas Experienced by School Psychologists in Portugal
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsMendes, SA, Nascimento, IMG, Abreu-Lima, IMP, Almeida, LS
JournalEthics & Behavior
Date Published2016
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10508422
KeywordsCHI-squared , codes , Data , descriptive , ethical , Medical , PORTUGAL , Privacy , professional , PSYCHOLOGISTS , QUALITATIVE , Questionnaires , research , School , Survey , T-test
AbstractThis study examines the ethical dilemmas and difficulties encountered by Portuguese school psychologists. As part of a larger survey, participants were asked about ethical issues faced in daily practice and asked to describe ethical incidents. Of the 477 respondents, 274 reported 441 ethically troubling or challenging situations. Responses were coded into a six-category system based on the code of ethics of Portuguese psychologists. Most of the reported dilemmas concerned privacy and confidentiality principles (53%). Results are discussed in light of relevant literature and international findings. Implications for the development of the profession and future research are provided. 
NotesMendes, Sofia A. 1 Nascimento, Inês M. G. 1 Abreu-Lima, Isabel M. P. 1 Almeida, Leandro S. 2; Affiliation: 1: Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Porto 2: Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education, University of Minho; Source Info: Jul2016, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p395; Subject Term: CHI-squared test; Subject Term: MEDICAL ethics; Subject Term: PRIVACY; Subject Term: PSYCHOLOGISTS; Subject Term: PROFESSIONAL ethics; Subject Term: QUESTIONNAIRES; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Finance; Subject Term: SCHOOL health services; Subject Term: T-test (Statistics); Subject Term: QUALITATIVE research; Subject Term: PROFESSIONAL practice; Subject Term: CODES of ethics; Subject Term: DATA analysis -- Software; Subject Term: DESCRIPTIVE statistics; Subject Term: PORTUGAL; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethical dilemmas; Author-Supplied Keyword: school psychologists; Author-Supplied Keyword: survey; Number of Pages: 20p; Illustrations: 1 Chart; Document Type: Article