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Short, Ellen L.; Williams, Wendi S. – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2014
This article will present two models for conducting group work with Women of Color (WOC): the SisterCircle Approach and the Group Relations Model. The authors contend that the models, when used together, combine an internal and external focus ("inside out") of group work that can assist group workers to conduct individual and group-level…
Descriptors: Females, Minority Groups, Best Practices, Group Counseling
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Townsend, Tiffany G.; Thomas, Anita Jones; Neilands, Torsten B.; Jackson, Tiffany R. – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2010
Scholars have highlighted the detrimental influence of racially charged stereotypes and images on self-perception and well being. Others have suggested that identity components (e.g., ethnic identity and self-concept) serve a protective function. The purposes of this study were (a) to explore the relationship among stereotypic images, beauty…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Females, Well Being, Interaction
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Vera, Helen; De Los Santos, Esmeralda – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2005
Identity concepts that Chicana feminists have described as central to their developmental experience are not reflected in the traditional views of identity, feminist accounts of women's identity, or ethnic identity theory. Chicana feminist Gloria Anzaldua initially postulated that in the straddling of two cultures, a hybrid or mestiza identity is…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Feminism, Self Concept, Identification (Psychology)
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Haw, Kaye – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2009
This paper is written as a return to the generation of young Muslim women who were participants in a piece of research carried just over a decade ago. Some of these original participants have been re-interviewed in 2007. The paper traces the shift in discourses around multiculturalism and identity, ethnicity and religion via two recent significant…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Muslims, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries
Kim, Jean – 1981
Interviews with Japanese American women revealed that they developed an Asian American identity by resolving initial identity conflicts, and that the process occurred in five stages. In the first stage, the individuals' interaction with family and friends led to ethnic awareness, or a consciousness of their Japanese descent. In the second stage,…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian Americans, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences
Pak, Jenny H. – 2001
Current models of acculturation and cultural identity are primarily devoted to identifying the course or the levels at which it takes place, but they are severely limited in describing how a sense of self is fashioned out of multiple social and cultural contexts. The acculturative process is impacted, for example, by the reasons for immigration,…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Context, Ethnicity, Females
Jun, JuSung – 2002
Adjustment experiences of South Korean graduate students' wives living in Georgia were examined from a feminist viewpoint. The adaptive process, its cultural meaning, and related social ramifications, was hypothesized to be an example of transformative learning. These two questions guided the study: (1) how did South Korean students' wives adapt…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Basic Education, Adult Development
Chow, Esther Ngan-Ling – 1981
Acculturation and the development of positive self-concept among Asian American women are both complicated by factors associated with their ethnicity and gender. Physical differences, cultural barriers, and racial and sex discrimination have made difficult the complete assimilation of Asian females into American society. Furthermore, failure to…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian Americans, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences