ERIC Number: ED383981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
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Muslims in America: An Exploratory Study of Universal and Mental Health Values. Final Report for 1992-1994 Research Project.
Kelly, Eugene W., Jr.; And Others
Muslims now constitute a large and growing segment of American society. This project was an exploratory study whose purpose was to obtain a preliminary picture of counseling-relevant values of Muslims in America. The study obtained a preliminary value profile of American Muslims in two significant value areas: universal values and mental health values. Forty-three Muslim females and 78 Muslim males in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Chicago (Illinois) areas were surveyed. In the area of universal values, Muslims highly value benevolence, religiousness, and conformity and disvalue power, hedonism, and stimulation. In the domain of mental health values, the Muslim respondents highly value 9 of the 11 characteristics. It is important to note differences and commonalities between counselors' and Muslim's values. Although this study should be considered preliminary, it highlights the need to have counselors who are aware of the values of this important and understudied group. Survey results are presented in five appended tables. (Contains 42 references.) (JE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Alexandria, VA.
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