ERIC Number: ED458477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Perceived Counselor Acculturation Levels: Their Pertinence to Caucasian Client Expectations.
Liu, Huan-Chung Scott; Schneider, Lawrence J.
After reading 1 of 4 randomly-assigned written descriptions of a counselor, a group of 257 Caucasian undergraduates completed the Expectations sbout Counseling: Brief Form (Tinsley, 1982), Confidence Rating scales and Willingness items to examine how the perceived levels of acculturation of the counselor influenced client's perceptions of the counselor and the counseling processes. The main hypothesis was that Caucasian client's expectations would be influenced by the perceived Asian counselor's level of acculturation. The results indicated that participants were less confident in interpersonal concerns and less willing to work with or recommend the low-acculturated Asian counselor. The results also demonstrated that participants' gender differences influenced their expectations and confidence for counseling. Research and counseling implications are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 66 references.) (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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