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ERIC Number: ED548481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 95
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2674-3299-5
Multicultural Supervision: Influencing Supervisors' Motivation to Initiate Discussions on Culture and Diversity
Miller, Lorre Janeen
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between counseling supervisors' level of comfort in working with diverse individuals, level of multicultural skills, propensity to portray socially desirable characteristics and supervisors' propensity to initiate multicultural and diversity discussions in supervision. The population for this study was counseling supervisors who had been currently supervising for at least 6 months and were affiliated with CACREP accredited counseling programs. This study utilized four instruments: The Miville-Guzman Universality-Diversity Scale Short Form (M-GUDS-S), to measure comfort in interacting with others (Fuertes et al, 2000), the skills subscale of the Multicultural Awareness-Knowledge-Skills Survey Short Form (MAKSS), to measure supervisors' level of multicultural counseling skill (Kim, Cartwright, Asay, & D'Andrea, 2003), the Reynolds Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale (RMCSDS), to measure individual preference to provide socially desirable responses (Reynolds, 1982), and the Supervision Integration of Multiculturalism Scale (SIMS), to measure the propensity to initiate multicultural and diversity discussions in supervision sessions. There was a statistically significant relationship between propensity towards discussion initiation, multicultural skill, interaction comfort, and social desirability with a small effect size noted for the model. A statistically significant predictive relationship was found between discussion initiation scores (SIMS) and interaction comfort scores (M-GUDS-S). Participants averaged 2.9 years of supervisor experience, completed an average of 3 multicultural courses, and obtained an average of 3 multicultural continuing education units. Furthermore, n = 47 of participants stated they had a high interest in the topic of multicultural issues in counseling and counseling supervision. [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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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Marlowe Crowne Social Desirability Scale