Gender identity, research self-efficacy and research intention in trainee clinical psychologists in the UK
Wright, A. and Holttum, S. 2010. Gender identity, research self-efficacy and research intention in trainee clinical psychologists in the UK. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. 19 (1), pp. 46-56. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.732
|Authors||Wright, A. and Holttum, S.|
|Keywords||Men and women; Science and practice; Masculinity; Trainee Clinical Psychologist|
|Journal||Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy|
|Journal citation||19 (1), pp. 46-56|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.732|
|15 Dec 2010|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||29 Jan 2013|
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Clinical psychologists’ research activity is important for the advancement of the clinical psychology profession but relatively few clinical psychologists appear to engage in research activity. In a national sample of male and female UK trainee clinical psychologists, trainees’ research self-efficacy was strongly positively correlated with intention to do research in the future. Identification with traditionally masculine traits also predicted research intention. Clinical psychology training courses might help trainees to develop their research self-efficacy by enhancing the research training environment, but because research activity tends to be seen as stereotypically a more male activity, and the majority of trainees are female, it may also be worth challenging or encouraging trainees to reflect on stereotypical views of gender and research.
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