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African American Students' Ratings of Caucasian and African American Counselors Varying in Racial Consciousness

Want, Valerie and Parham, Thomas A and Baker, Richard C and Sherman, Mark (2004) African American Students' Ratings of Caucasian and African American Counselors Varying in Racial Consciousness. Cultural Diversity and Etnic Minority Psychology, 10 (2). pp. 123-136.

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Abstract

African American college students (63 female, 30 male) rated vignettes of counselors varying in racial consciousness (high vs. low) and race (African American vs. Caucasian). Participants then completed a counselor rating scale and the Racial Identity Attitude Scale (Short Form; T. A. Parham & J. E. Helms, 1981). African American counselors were rated more favorably than White counselors, and high racially conscious counselors were rated more favorably than low racially conscious counselors. The African American counselor with high racial consciousness was rated the most favorably. Several significant correlations were found between participants’ racial identity attitudes and their ratings of counselors. Implications for the training of both African American and White counselors are considered.


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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: racial consciousness, racial identity, African American students, counselor race, counselor ratings, counselor preference
Subjects: Health
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    Depositing User: Kismet Loftin-Bell
    Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2005
    Last Modified: 12 Apr 2011 10:47
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/167

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