Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name



Child, Family and School Psychology

First Advisor

Gloria Miller


culturally and linguistically diverse, decision making, problem-solving, school psychology


It has been projected that by 2020 one out of three children will originate from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) population (Rogers & Lopez, 2002). Thus, school psychologists are called to reexamine and modify their service-delivery methods to better meet the needs of CLD populations (Guerrero & Leung, 2008). The purposes of this study were: (1) to identify what a CLD problem-solving process looks like in the daily practices of school psychologists; (2) identify the impact of perceived value and skill level on the frequency of implementation practices of a CLD problem-solving model; and (3) identify if personal characteristics impact implementation practices of a CLD problem-solving model. Feedback from an expert panel was used to validate the content of a newly developed CLD problem-solving survey. An in-state procedural pilot study was conducted using a sample of state association members. The primary dissertation study was a revised version of the in-state procedural study using a larger, more representative sample of school psychologists identified in states with large CLD populations. Ratings for perceived value, skills level, and frequency of implementation practices were collected. Methods of analyses included: (1) item analyses; (2) descriptive statistics; and (3) multiple regression. A factor analysis was used to evaluate the underlying factors of the newly, developed CLD problem-solving process. Results are expected to better assist trainers with the improvement of professional development trainings related to CLD competencies of school psychologists.


Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Janeann M Lineman

File size

237 p.

File format





Multicultural education