ERIC Number: ED551896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
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Cultural Competence: The Impact of Training on Rural Child Welfare Professionals
Lott, Tamikia S.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University.
Cultural competence among child welfare professionals is imperative given the rapidly changing American demographics. Current inadequacy in the delivery of culturally responsive social services is due to inadequate cultural competence training for child welfare professionals. This research study investigated the extent to which cultural competence training based on constructivism influenced rural child welfare professionals perceived level of cultural competence. In three regions of a de-identified state, rural child welfare professionals (N = 44) completed a post survey which included the adapted California Brief Multicultural Scale (CBMCS) (Gamst et al., 2004). Using a correlational-descriptive design by surveying participants, the researcher discovered rural child welfare professionals in the de-identified state do perceive themselves as being culturally competent. The variable, training quantity was a significant predictor of perceived cultural competence; there was not a significant relationship found with demographic factors, which were age or employment years. It was discovered no analysis could be conducted for the variables mode of training and perceived cultural competence level as measured by the CBMCS since the response rate was too low for most of the identified groups. It was also discovered no calculations could be performed for gender, race, or educational level since the responses were much skewed. [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: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Child Welfare, Cross Cultural Training, Rural Areas, Allied Health Personnel, Constructivism (Learning), Social Work, Predictor Variables, Employment Experience, Sex, Race, Educational Attainment, Demography, Correlation
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