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Atkinson, Donald R.; And Others – Journal of College Student Development, 1990
Surveyed Asian-American students (N=816) to determine their level of acculturation and preference for help providers. Asian-identified respondents rated counselors/psychologists higher than did Western-identified respondents. Findings suggesting that values of more traditional Asian-Americans do not seem to be antithetical to seeing counselors for…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian American Students, College Students, Counseling
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Kim, Bryan S. K.; Yang, Peggy H.; Atkinson, Donald R.; Wolfe, Maren M.; Hong, Sehee – Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 2001
Failure to recognize the uniqueness of specific Asian American ethnic groups may lead to ineffective counseling. Investigates similarities and differences between college students (N=570) from four Asian American ethnic groups on their adherence to six value dimensions identified in previous research. Findings confirm the need to understand…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, College Students, Counseling Effectiveness, Cross Cultural Studies
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Wolfe, Maren M.; Yang, Peggy H.; Wong, Eunice C.; Atkinson, Donald R. – Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 2001
Introduces development of a scale that can be used along with the Asian Values Scale, to assess adherence to Asian cultural values. Used in combination these scales can measure Asian American acculturation to European American values. They make it possible to obtain a value and behavior assessment of Asian American acculturation. (JDM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian Americans, Behavior Rating Scales, Cultural Background
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Atkinson, Donald R.; And Others – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1978
Two studies are described in which Asian Americans rated a counselor's performance in a simulated counseling session with an Asian American student. The counselor was rated as more credible and approachable when employing a directive counseling approach than when using a nondirective counseling approach. (Author/MFD)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, College Students, Counseling, Counselor Performance
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Kim, Bryan S. K.; Atkinson, Donald R. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2002
This study investigated the relationships among client adherence to Asian cultural values, counselor expression of cultural values, counselor ethnicity, and career counseling process with Asian American college students. Clients who had high adherence to Asian cultural values evaluated Asian American counselors as more empathic and credible than…
Descriptors: Values, Ethnicity, Career Counseling, Asian Americans
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Atkinson, Donald R.; Gim, Ruth H. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1989
Asian-American college students (N=557) completed a demographic questionnaire, a self-identity acculturation scale, and a measure of attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help. A 3 x 2 x 2 multivariate analysis showed a positive correlation between level of acculturation and willingness to seek professional psychological help. (TE)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian Americans, Client Characteristics (Human Services), College Students
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Atkinson, Donald R.; Wampold, Bruce E.; Lowe, Susana M.; Matthews, Linda; Ahn, Hyun-nie – Counseling Psychologist, 1998
Using a paired comparison format, surveyed ethnic minorities' (N=193) preferences for counselor characteristics. Employed a statistical procedure for paired comparison data, which revealed that Asian Americans looked for similar attitudes and values in counselors. Counselor preferences were also related to problem type and other variables. (RJM)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Client Attitudes (Human Services), Counseling Psychology, Counselor Characteristics
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Atkinson, Donald R.; Kim, Bryan S. K.; Caldwell, Roslyn – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1998
The results of two surveys investigating support for psychologists' roles advocated by the three-dimensional model of multicultural counseling are reported. Vignettes used varied high/low acculturation and internal/external etiology of problem. Psychologists rated roles somewhat differently than Asian- American university students; however,…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian American Students, College Students, Counseling Psychology
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Atkinson, Donald R. – Counselor Education and Supervision, 1983
Surveyed chairpersons of 476 counselor education programs to determine ethnic minority representation among students and faculty. Compared to population statistics, Asian Americans were found to be underrepresented as both students and faculty. (JAC)
Descriptors: College Desegregation, Counselor Educators, Counselor Training, Ethnic Groups
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Atkinson, Donald R.; And Others – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1989
Administered paired-comparison questionnaire to ethnically mixed undergraduates (N-339) to measure preferences for 14 counselor characteristics. Found top 4 counselor characteristics cited by all 3 ethnic groups (Asian-American, Mexican-American, and Caucasian-American) to be counselors with similar attitudes, similar personality, greater…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Asian Americans, Client Characteristics (Human Services), College Students
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Kim, Bryan S. K.; Atkinson, Donald R.; Yang, Peggy H. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1999
Client adherence to culture-of-origin values plays an important role in the provision of culturally relevant psychological services. Lack of instruments that measure ethnic cultural values has been a shortcoming of past research. Describes development of an Asian Values Scale (AVS) used to measure psychometric measures in four studies. Results…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Attitude Measures, Cultural Background, Cultural Interrelationships
Atkinson, Donald R. – Journal of College Student Personnel, 1984
Compared Vietnamese and Anglo-American students' (N=74) attitudes toward counseling and their preferences for help providers using a four-part questionnaire. Results indicated that Vietnamese students held less positive feelings toward counseling than the Anglo-American students. Both groups rated friends first as help providers. (JAC)
Descriptors: Anglo Americans, Asian Americans, College Students, Counseling