ERIC Number: ED418340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-2
A Content Analysis of the Four Major Journals in Counseling Psychology: Biracial and Multiracial Literature over the Last Decade.
Steward, Robbie J.; Giordano, Nancy G.; Goldsworthy, Sarah B.; Stallworth, Tamari C.; Stevens, Kerry L.
This article presents the findings of a literature review conducted in order to assess the degree to which the biracial/multiracial population has been addressed in the four major journals of counseling psychology: "Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development,""Journal of Counseling and Development,""The Counseling Psychologist," and the "Journal of Counseling Psychology." Findings reveal that three of the four journals each published one relevant article in the 10 year period examined (1987-1996), suggesting a profound lack of knowledge of biracial/multiracial populations. Through a review of referenced sources outside of the scope of the study, four additional older empirical studies were located, all of which were dissertations or unpublished. A similar situation was found in other fields of study. An overview of the content of each article is presented. The authors strongly recommend that qualitative and quantitative research which examines the development and psychological adjustment of biracial/multiracial populations be encouraged. (EMK)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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