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ERIC Number: ED532007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 109
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1094-7559-3
Thirty Years of Racial/Ethnic Identity Development Research: An Examination of Black College Students Racial/Ethnic Identity Development and Acculturation and How It Affects Their Attitudes toward Professional Help-Seeking
Harbour, Edwanike C.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin - Madison
After thirty years of racial/ethnic identity development (R/EID) studies, research has shown little other than how racial identity is a reflection of one's political affiliation with a racial group. Recent research has shown that R/EID of college students affects psychological well-being (Kwan & Sodowsky, 1997; Yoo & Lee, 2005). However, Black students in particular do not take advantage of professional psychological services. (Cokely, 2007; Sanchez & King-Toler, 2007). Acculturation may be a more effective measure of the psychological process of cultural affiliation. This study examined the relationship between racial/ethnic identity and acculturation to Black students' attitudes toward professional help-seeking. Results indicate that acculturation, personal problems, and having a positive experience in counseling were significant predictors of attitudes toward professional help-seeking. Directions for future research and ways in which counseling centers can better serve their Black clients are suggested. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Language: English
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