ERIC Number: ED346371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-24
A Progress Report on the Research Status of Racial/Ethnic Populations in Counseling and Psychology.
Sanchez, Jose A.; And Others
There appears to be an urgency, influenced by demographic changes, to learn more about racially/ethnically diverse populations, and the counseling and psychology fields are acknowledging the need to respond to demographic changes. This study was conducted to assess the status of research as regards racially/ethnically diverse populations in the professions of counseling and psychology, as reflected in the publications of selected journals of the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association. The study focused on the four major racially/ethnically diverse populations in the United States: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans (including Eskimos and Aleuts). A selective review of the literature was performed on racial/ethnic issues in the fields of counseling and psychology. Ten journals published between 1980 and 1990 were reviewed. The expectation of an increase in articles related to racial/ethnic issues was not supported. The findings showed that only 2.31% of the 8,227 articles reviewed focused on issues of racial/ethnic diversity. Further analysis of the data revealed that approximately 24.7% of the 190 identified articles were generated by researchers out of California. Despite the self-imposed challenges to increase appreciation of diversity within counseling and psychology, there continues to be a dearth of research with racial/ethnic populations. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).