ERIC Number: EJ775295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
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Counselor Self-Disclosure, East Asian American Client Adherence to Asian Cultural Values, and Counseling Process
Kim, Bryan S. K.; Hill, Clara E.; Gelso, Charles J.; Goates, Melissa K.; Asay, Penelope A.; Harbin, James M.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v50 n3 324-332 Jul 2003
After completing a measure of adherence to Asian cultural values, 62 East Asian American clients talked about personal issues in a counseling session with a European American counselor who either disclosed personal information or refrained from disclosing personal information. Disclosure condition and client adherence to Asian values did not predict session outcome. However, type and intimacy of disclosure were related to immediate process and session outcome. Disclosures of strategies were perceived by the clients to be more helpful than disclosures of approval/reassurance, facts/credentials, and feelings, with disclosures of insight perceived as intermediate in helpfulness. Disclosures of strategies occurred more frequently in highly rated sessions than in sessions rated low. Also, client-and counselor- perceived intimacy of disclosures was significantly correlated with client- and counselor- perceived helpfulness of disclosures, respectively.
Descriptors: Values, Intimacy, Asian Americans, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Cultural Traits, Counselor Client Relationship, Cultural Differences, Outcomes of Treatment, Counseling Effectiveness, Correlation
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