Scientific Production of Psychology Program Directors from Peruvian Universities

Renzo Felipe Carranza Esteban, Ronald M. Hernández, Oscar Mamani-Benito, Josué Edison Turpo Chaparro

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Scientific production studies help describe the progress of scientific knowledge in a discipline. Therefore, those who hold director positions should promote scientific production and publication of scientific knowledge to address health problems. The objective was to identify the scientific production of psychology program directors from Peruvian universities. A search was made for all psychology programs in Peruvian universities. Thus, psychology program directors’ scientific production was identified and analyzed in the Scopus and Web of Science databases between 2000 and 2019. The search for the directors’ scientific production was conducted through ORCID, GOOGLE SCHOLAR, CTI Vitae (former DINA), Scopus and Web of Science. Thirty-eight psychology program directors were identified, five of them conducted a scientific publication, all of them from private universities. Of the articles assessed, 50% and 60% had a psychology program director as first author or corresponding author. In addition, 70% were original articles, 40% of which were analytical studies. Psychology program directors’ scientific production is limited. The articles published are mainly original and are concentrated in Latin American journals. It is likely that, since they have no experience in scientific production and publication, their leadership in promoting research is vulnerable.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1254-1263
Number of pages10
Issue numberSpecial Issue
StateIndexed - 2021

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  • Peruvian Universities
  • Psychology Program Directors
  • Scientific Production
  • Scientific Publication


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