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ERIC Number: EJ900477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4019
Multicultural Career Counseling: A National Survey of Competencies and Practices
Vespia, Kristin M.; Fitzpatrick, Mary E.; Fouad, Nadya A.; Kantamneni, Neeta; Chen, Yung-Lung
Career Development Quarterly, v59 n1 p54-71 Sep 2010
Career counselors' multicultural competence has not been widely investigated. In this study, a national sample of 230 career counselors completed an online survey that included measures of career counseling self-efficacy and multicultural counseling competence. Beyond these self-report instruments, counselors responded to open-ended items that requested specific examples of their actual multicultural counseling practices. Results indicated that counselors rated themselves as multi-culturally competent, but those ratings were more closely linked to general career counseling self-efficacy than to external evaluations of their self-reported multi-cultural counseling practices. Findings also reinforced the importance of training and experience in developing multicultural competence. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A