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ERIC Number: EJ1176342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
The Cultural Competency for Working with Asian American Clients Scale: Development and Validation
Lee, Eunyoung
Research on Social Work Practice, v28 n4 p463-474 May 2018
Objectives: Many Asian Americans tend to report receiving lower quality services from direct service providers. Improving the cultural competence of social workers and other professionals who work with Asian Americans may address this dissatisfaction. To date, there are few tools to help educators and supervisors evaluate the level of cultural competence of social workers and other health professionals. This study reports on the development and testing of a cultural competence measure to evaluate social workers' preparedness for working with Asian American clients. Method: Based on a sample of 294 student social workers, the final 29-item instrument is a reliable and valid tool. Results: The instrument shows strong content validity according to expert panelists, robust reliability, excellent model fit, and preliminary evidence of construct validity. Conclusion: The validated Cultural Competency with Asian American Clients Scale could be used by social work educators in planning courses and assessing student readiness for work with Asian Americans.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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