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ERIC Number: EJ782245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5455
Student Affairs Professionals' Self-Report of Multicultural Competence: Understanding Awareness, Knowledge, and Skills
Castellanos, Jeanett; Gloria, Alberta M.; Mayorga, Melissa M.; Salas, Christina
NASPA Journal, v44 n4 p643-663 2008
Pope and Reynolds' (1997) theoretical model of multicultural competence for student affairs was empirically tested with 100 student affairs professionals. The domain subscales of awareness, knowledge, and skills revealed high internal consistency and intercorrelation. Males reported significantly higher multicultural awareness in their interactions with students than females. No differences by sociorace were revealed. Regression analyses indicated that knowledge predicted the majority of the variance (75%) of skills, while awareness accounted for a smaller portion (4%). Directions for future research and practical implications for increasing multicultural competence of student affairs professionals are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A