Document Type



Master of Speech Language Pathology (MSSLP)


Speech-Language Pathology

First Advisor's Name

Jean Mead

First Advisor's Committee Title

committee chair

Second Advisor's Name

Monica Hough

Second Advisor's Committee Title

committee member

Third Advisor's Name

Eliane Ramos

Third Advisor's Committee Title

committee member


Speech-Language Pathology, Supervision, Supervisors, Interns, Students, Perceptions

Date of Defense



The purpose of this investigation was to analyze interns’ perceptions of what supervisors considered important supervisory behaviors and to compare those perceptions with what the supervisors considered important. Participants consisted of 33 interns and 23 supervisors. Results of two surveys collected in previous studies were compared and analyzed. Tihen’s (1983) “Tihen’s Student Expectations of their Clinical Supervisor(s) Scale” was used for the intern group. A modified version of the same scale was used for the supervisor group. The scale rated five domains: passive, evaluative, active, cooperative, and affective.

Results revealed that interns ranked perceptions of what supervisors considered important supervisory behaviors as less important than what supervisors rated them. Supervisors rated all domains significantly higher than interns. Both groups considered the active domain to be the most important category and the passive domain to be the least important. Groups differed in their rankings for the affective, evaluative, and cooperative domains.


Speech-Language Pathology Interns’ Perceptions of What Supervisors Value Most During Clinical Practicum

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