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School counselors' multicultural counseling competence: An exploratory study


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Abstract (summary)

The multicultural counseling competence of school counselors has received increasing attention due to the multicultural demographic student population. This study's primary goal was to focus on school counselors' self perceptions of their multicultural counseling competence. The Multicultural Counseling Competence & Training Skills Survey (MCCTS-R; Holcomb-McCoy, 2001) was the instrument used for this study and 185 school counselors that worked in elementary and secondary schools completed the survey. The survey elicited demographic information that included: gender, age, level of degree, marital status, school assignment, percentage of time with minority students, multicultural courses taken, years of counseling experience, and race of the school counselor. The survey also assessed their perceptions of multicultural counseling competence according to a Likert-type scale that indicated competence on the five dimensions of Multicultural Knowledge, Multicultural Awareness, Multicultural Skills, Multicultural Terminology, and Racial Identity Development. The results suggest that school counselors' perceived themselves to be largely multiculturally competent on all dimensions but slightly lower on racial identity and terminology.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Multicultural Education;
School counseling;
Counseling Psychology
Classification
0455: Multicultural Education
0519: School counseling
0603: Counseling Psychology
Identifier / keyword
Education; Psychology; Counseling competence; Multicultural counseling; School counselors
Title
School counselors' multicultural counseling competence: An exploratory study
Author
Williams, Dana Marie
Number of pages
106
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
1351
Source
DAI-B 72/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124398952
Advisor
Adams, Angela
Committee member
Fisher, Deborah; Sarnoff, David
University/institution
Capella University
Department
School of Psychology
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Psy.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3433792
ProQuest document ID
840542478
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/840542478
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