ERIC Number: EJ1048917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
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Effects of International Student Counselors' Broaching Statements about Cultural and Language Differences on Participants' Perceptions of the Counselors
Choi, Gahee; Mallinckrodt, Brent; Richardson, John D.
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, v43 n1 p25-37 Jan 2015
Undergraduates (N = 135) evaluated 1 of 4 simulated 1st counseling sessions. Two international counselors (Canadian and Korean) alternated between making or not making broaching statements about their language and cultural differences. Significant main effects for counselor nationality and interaction effects between counselor nationality and broaching were found. Participants perceived the Canadian counselor more positively and the Korean counselor less positively in the broaching condition. Participants' cognitive flexibility was a significant covariate of their perceptions.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Counselors, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Cultural Differences, Language, Foreign Workers, Asians, North Americans, Counselor Client Relationship
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