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ERIC Number: ED308448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Expectations about Counseling and Psychotherapy and Acculturation in Mexican-American Students.
Kunkel, Mark A.; Plescia, Joanne
Knowledge about client expectations of counseling is important in its contribution to theory and practice, particularly for those ethnic and cultural populations presently underserved. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship among acculturation and expectations about counseling in a majority (non-Hispanic) and minority (Mexican-American) student population, and to compare United States student responses to those of a previous investigation among Mexican students in Yucata'n. The Expectations About Counseling-Brief Form (EAC-B) questionnaire and the Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans (ARMSA) were administered to 216 Mexican-American and 137 non-Hispanic U.S. students. Respondents' EAC-B responses were compared to those from 168 medical students and 95 psychology students who participated in previous investigations in Yucata'n, Mexico. Results suggest that the EAC-B and the ARSMA are viable instruments for the measurement and cross-societal comparison of expectations about counseling as they relate to acculturation. Significant differences were found among these samples in expressed expectations about counseling, with scores from Mexican-American students who reported higher acculturation being more similar to scores from the U.S. student group than to scores from the Mexican student group. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico