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dc.contributor.advisorPerez-Brena, Norma
dc.contributor.authorNorton, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-17T12:40:15Z
dc.date.available2017-05-17T12:40:15Z
dc.date.issued2017-04-10
dc.date.submittedMay 2017
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/6593
dc.description.abstractThe relatively young field of child life is in need of research on the efficacy of child life services to both validate the field and provide academic growth. Coordinators of nine child life graduate programs in the U.S. participated in a semi-structured interview focusing on the integration of research in their programs. Inductive analysis of the interviews identified five major themes: the importance of research, barriers, strategies, resources, and measures of success. Overall, child life graduate programs show informal support for research in the child life field. A more formal infrastructure requiring participation and knowledge of research for child life graduate students will allow for the child life field to grow academically and produce the research needed to validate the field.
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dc.format.extent68 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectChild life specialist
dc.subjectGraduate students
dc.subjectEvidence-based practice
dc.subject.lcshChild development--Study and teachingen_US
dc.titleIntegrating Research into Child Life Academic Programs: Identifying Graduate Program Promising Practices
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAlfaro, Edna
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSquires, Vickie
thesis.degree.departmentFamily and Consumer Sciences
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Child Studies
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
txstate.departmentFamily and Consumer Sciences


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