ERIC Number: EJ852922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
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Claiming Your Connections: A Psychosocial Group Intervention Study of Black College Women
Jones, Lani V.
Social Work Research, v33 n3 p159-171 Sep 2009
The emergent psychosocial competence practice model in mental health represents an innovative strengths-based paradigm with potential relevance and applicability to black college women struggling with problems of psychological and social adjustment. Using an experimental design, with pre- and posttest measures, this study investigated the effectiveness of a culturally congruent group intervention program called "Claiming Your Connections," involving 76 undergraduate black college women, aimed at enhancing psychosocial competence (that is, locus of control, active coping, and stress reduction). Counseling implications and directions for the development of future culturally relevant practice interventions with this population are discussed.
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Research Design, Intervention, Females, Black Colleges, Social Adjustment, African Americans, Mental Health, Pretests Posttests, Cultural Awareness, Undergraduate Students, Coping, Stress Management, Counseling Techniques
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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