ERIC Number: EJ781243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of Culture, Self-Reported Multicultural Counseling Competence, and Shifting Standards of Judgment on Perceptions of Family Functioning of White Family Counselors
Gushue, George V.; Constantine, Madonna G.; Sciarra, Daniel T.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v86 n1 p85-94 Win 2008
This study examines the perceptions of 163 White family counselors who reported their overall impressions of family functioning in response to a fictitious case report. On the intake summary, the family was identified as either Latino or White. Aside from the names used for family members, the cases were identical. Participants assigned significantly higher (i.e., healthier) ratings to the Latino family as compared with the White family. However, this effect was moderated by self-reported multicultural counseling knowledge and awareness. Implications of the findings are discussed.
Descriptors: Family Environment, Racial Differences, Family Counseling, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism, Whites, Counselor Qualifications, Hispanic Americans, Counselor Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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