ERIC Number: EJ836106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Investigation of Ethnic Self-Labeling in the Latina Population: Implications for Counselors and Counselor Educators
Malott, Krista M.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v87 n2 p179-185 Spr 2009
Using a qualitative approach, the author explored the process of ethnic label selection, change, and the meaning assigned to ethnic labels. Ten women of Mexican descent participated in semistructured, in-depth interviews. Phenomenological analysis of the data revealed several themes, including the importance of family, ancestral traditions, and cultural traits; label as identity; and labels as complex and dynamic. Factors that influenced label choice, meaning, and change; implications for counselors and counselor educators; and limitations and suggestions for future research were addressed.
Descriptors: Cultural Traits, Labeling (of Persons), Counseling, Counselor Educators, Qualitative Research, Mexican Americans, Interviews, Ethnicity, Females, Phenomenology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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