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dc.contributor.authorZegley, Linda A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:06:47Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:06:47Z
dc.date.issued2007-12-05en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-01162008-191806en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/26005
dc.description.abstractAN INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SELF-REPORTED MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING COMPETENCE AND MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELORSâ EFFORTS TO BROACH RACIAL, ETHNIC AND CULTURAL FACTORS WITH STUDENTS Linda A. Zegley ABSTRACT Despite several decades of theoretical support and empirical validation concerning Multicultural Counseling Competence (MCC), the mental health field has been criticized for a lack of measurable constructs that embody multicultural counseling skills (Sanchez-Hucles & Jones, 2005; Weinrach & Thomas, 1998). In an effort to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of observable multicultural counseling interventions, web-based survey research was used to examine the relationship between the counselorâ s broaching behavior and multicultural counseling competence in a sample of middle school counselors. Broaching has been conceptualized as a measurable multicultural counseling skill and refers to a counselorâ s effort to initiate and process discussions of race, ethnicity, and culture in the counseling relationship (Day-Vines, et al., 2007). Results revealed a statistically significant relationship between broaching and multicultural counseling competence. Most notably, advanced attitudes toward broaching as conceptualized in the broaching construct are predictive of multicultural counseling competence. Additionally, the relationship between broaching skills and MCC seems to indicate that even rudimentary attempts at broaching may also be predictive of multicultural counseling competence. Equally as important, the study supported the conclusion that avoiding discussions of race, ethnicity, and culture has a negative impact on the counseling relationship. Results need to be interpreted with caution due to the small sample size (N = 65) and the continued validation of the Broaching Attitudes and Behavior Scale.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectMiddle School Counselorsen_US
dc.subjectand Cultureen_US
dc.subjectEthnicityen_US
dc.subjectBroaching Raceen_US
dc.subjectContinuum of Broaching Behaviorsen_US
dc.subjectMulticultural Counseling Competenceen_US
dc.titleAn Investigation of the Relationship Between Self-reported Multicultural Counseling Competence and Middle School Counselorsâ Efforts to Broach Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Factors with Studentsen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCounselor Educationen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCounselor Educationen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairDay-Vines, Norma L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBelli, Gabriella M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBodenhorn, Nancy E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLambert, Simoneen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-01162008-191806/en_US
dc.date.sdate2008-01-16en_US
dc.date.rdate2008-01-24
dc.date.adate2008-01-24en_US


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