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ERIC Number: EJ1102636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Expanding the Psychological Wellness Threshold for Black College Women: An Examination of the Claiming Your Connections Intervention
Jones, Lani V.; Ahn, Suran; Chan, Keith T.
Research on Social Work Practice, v26 n4 p399-411 Jul 2016
Objectives: This study investigated the effectiveness of a culturally congruent group intervention program entitled ''Claiming Your Connections (CYC)'' aimed at reducing stress and enhancing psychosocial competence (i.e., locus of control and active coping) among Black college women. Method: Using an experimental design, a total of 96 undergraduate Black college women recruited from four predominantly White institutions and one historically Black college and university were randomly assigned to either the CYC group (n = 49) or the wait-list control group (n = 47). The CYC group attended 10-week group intervention sessions. Repeated measures analysis of variance was used to test intervention effects for the outcome variables. Results: After the intervention, the CYC group reported a significantly greater reduction in perceived stress and external locus of control compared to the control group. Conclusions: Counseling implications and directions for the development of future culturally relevant practice interventions with this population are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rotter Internal External Locus of Control Scale
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