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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health