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ERIC Number: EJ1051277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3922
A Grounded Theory of Western-Trained Asian Group Leaders Leading Groups in Asia
Taephant, Nattasuda; Rubel, Deborah; Champe, Julia
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v40 n1 p74-101 2015
This grounded theory research explored the experiences of Western-trained Asian group leaders leading groups in Asia. A total of 6 participants from Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand were interviewed 3 times over 9 months. The recursive process of data collection and analysis yielded substantive theory describing the participants' process of reconciling Western training with the Asian, international context in which they were leading groups. The concepts and process comprising this theory illustrate how participants engaged in reflective experimentation to integrate personal experience, Western training, and emic knowledge of cultures to develop culturally appropriate group interventions. Implications for group work practice, training, and research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Japan; Taiwan; Thailand
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