As your Associate Editor for The Group Psychologist, I want to thank those of you who participated in our satisfaction survey from the fall. We received 41 responses and appreciated the feedback. We wanted to take the time to summarize some of the highlights from the quantitative and qualitative results. For more details on the results, please email me directly (Leann.Diederich@gmail.com).
Here’s a quick snapshot of some of the results:
- 90% of the respondents ranged from being satisfied to very satisfied with the overall newsletter.
- The top sections that respondents found to be the most important to them were the news (#1), brief articles (#2), and the various columns (#3).
- The sections with the highest levels of satisfaction were the President’s column, President-elect column, and the Editor’s column (all tied for first).
- With regards to the TGP contributing to the respondent’s practice, research, or teaching, 57% thought it contributed, 30% didn’t think it contributed, and 13% were undecided.
- Most respondents read 4 or fewer articles each newsletter, with only 18% reading 5 or more.
Several themes emerged from the qualitative results. Multiple respondents wanted a better balance of theory and research, in addition to the practice and clinical materials that are currently focused on. However, others wanted more clinical material! Overall, it seems the TGP could reflect other types of groups, not just psychotherapy groups. As your editors, we are always open to suggestions for authors to contact to help us bring this type of focus to the TGP. Others praised the TGP, giving feedback like: “The articles are very relevant and helpful. Enjoy keeping up with latest developments in our division”.
The respondents to the survey mirrored our typical member (e.g., late-career psychologist) with 59% of participants identifying as a late-career psychologist. Mid-career and early-career psychologists made up 20% of respondents.
While not all of the feedback can be reflected in this article, we will use all of it to help us tailor future editions of the newsletter. If you didn’t get a chance to participate, and want to send us feedback, please feel email us! I