ERIC Number: EJ707091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct-1
Reference Count: 36
Counseling Adolescents toward Wellness: The Roles of Ethnic Identity, Acculturation, and Mattering
Rayle, Andrea Dixon; Myers, Jane E.
Professional School Counseling, v8 n1 p81 Oct 2004
The influence of ethnic identity, acculturation, and mattering on wellness was examined for 176 minority and 286 non-minority adolescents attending a public high school. Participants completed the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure, the Stephenson Multigroup Acculturation Scale, the General Mattering Scale, the Mattering to Others Questionnaire, and the Wellness Evaluation of Life Style-Teenage. Analysis of structural equation models revealed that, for the total sample, mattering and acculturation explained a significant portion of the variance of wellness in six areas: spirituality, self-direction, schoolwork, leisure, love, and friendship. Ethnic identity explained a significant portion of the variance for minority students. Implications for school counselors are discussed.
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Prevention, Minority Groups, Guidance, Adolescents, Acculturation, Wellness, Structural Equation Models, School Counselors, Guidance Programs, Ethnicity
American School Counselors Association, 1101 King St., Suite 625, Alexandria, VA 22314. Web site: http://www.schoolcounselor.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure