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Bashir, Huma A.; Tang, Mei – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2018
This qualitative study explores the experiences of 3 generations of Pakistani Americans with an aim to understand the contributing factors to their cultural identity and the meaning of their experiences. The sample consists of 1st-, 1.5-, and 2nd-generation Pakistani Americans. Data were collected via semistructured interviews and a focus group…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Cultural Influences, Identification (Psychology), Religion
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Alamilla, Saul G.; Kim, Bryan S. K.; Walker, Tamisha; Sisson, Frederick Riley – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2017
This study examined the potential moderating influences of behavioral and values acculturation and enculturation in a sample of 113 Asian Americans. Findings from regression analyses revealed that acculturation to European American cultural values, alone and in interaction with perceived racism, was related to less psychological symptoms, whereas…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Acculturation, Regression (Statistics), Cultural Influences
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Morgan Consoli, Melissa L.; Llamas, Jasmín; Consoli, Andrés J. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2016
The authors examined traditional Mexican/Mexican American and perceived U.S. mainstream cultural values as predictors of thriving. One hundred twenty-four (37 men, 87 women) self-identified Mexican/Mexican American college students participated in the study. The traditional Mexican/Mexican American cultural values of family support and religion…
Descriptors: Values, Mexican Americans, College Students, Predictor Variables
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Piña-Watson, Brandy; López, Belem; Ojeda, Lizette; Rodriguez, Kimberly M. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2015
This study examined the role of cognitive (i.e., grit, hope, and academic skepticism) and cultural variables (i.e., generational status, familismo, ethnic identity, and bicultural stress) on academic motivation among 181 Mexican American adolescents. Results indicated that hope, grit, and familismo positively predicted academic motivation.…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Adolescents, Cognitive Processes, Cultural Influences
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Al Khateeb, Jamal M.; Al Hadidi, Muna S.; Al Khatib, Amal J. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2014
The authors present a brief introduction to Americans of Arab descent and a brief overview of Arab culture. Then, culturally appropriate counseling considerations related to family, attitudes toward disability, religion, communication, acculturation, help-seeking behaviors, and stereotypes are highlighted. In the last section, the authors provide…
Descriptors: Arabs, Disabilities, Cultural Influences, Cultural Relevance
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Day-Vines, Norma L.; Bryan, Julia; Griffin, Dana – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2013
The continuum of broaching behavior is a conceptual framework explicating how counselors broach or have explicit discussions about racial, ethnic, and cultural factors with their clients during treatment (Day-Vines et al., 2007). Counselors can assume 5 particular broaching orientations: avoidant, isolating, continuing/incongruent,…
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Counselor Attitudes, Counseling Techniques, Race
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Li, Ming-hui; Eschenauer, Robert; Yang, Yan – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2013
This study explores factors that influence problem-solving coping style across cultures. There was no significant difference in applying problem solving across U.S., Taiwanese, and Chinese samples. The effective predictors of problem solving in the U.S. and Chinese samples were self-efficacy and trait resilience, respectively. In the Taiwanese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Resilience (Psychology), Predictor Variables
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Yeh, Christine J.; Borrero, Noah E.; Tito, Patsy – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2013
This study investigated family intergenerational conflict and collective self-esteem as predictors of depression in a sample of 128 Samoan middle and high school students. Simultaneous regression analyses revealed that each independent variable significantly contributed to an overall model that accounted for 13% of the variance in depression.…
Descriptors: Samoan Americans, Depression (Psychology), Self Esteem, Predictor Variables
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Suthakaran, V. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
Self-awareness is conceptualized as an important component of multicultural competence among counselors. Scholars have suggested that the promotion of self-awareness and, relatedly, cultural empathy can be most effectively facilitated through the use of experiential learning. The use of analogies is presented as another method to promote…
Descriptors: Supervision, Competence, Experiential Learning, Cultural Influences
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Shin, Richard Q. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
This exploratory study examined the relationships between Africentric values, racial/ethnic identity, neighborhood satisfaction, and academic self-efficacy beliefs among 88 African American elementary school children. Results indicated that Africentric values and neighborhood satisfaction were both predictive of academic self-efficacy beliefs.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Neighborhoods, Ethnicity, Self Efficacy
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Koyama, Chieko; Belli, Gabriella – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
Alcohol use, acculturative stress, and drinking motivations of 262 students in English as a second language programs in a U.S. community college were explored. Alcohol consumption was generally low, but differences between two groups with different legal statuses indicate the need to consider subgroups of international students for research…
Descriptors: Second Language Programs, Drinking, Stress Variables, Motivation
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Wong, Y. Joel; Tran, Kimberly K.; Lai, Andre – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2009
Using a computer-based text analysis of 218 Asian Americans' writing samples, the authors found that enculturation as well as use of negative emotion and positive emotion words were associated with depressive symptoms. Enculturation was also found to moderate the relation between use of negative emotion words and cognitive--affective depressive…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Asian Americans, Depression (Psychology), Computer Uses in Education
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Burnett, Judith A. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2009
Infertility creates challenges affecting various aspects of couples' intimate lives. Practices regarding reproduction are often shaped by cultural messages. Culturally sensitive treatment methods help counselors provide effective therapy to couples with fertility problems. This article describes cultural influences, challenges, and counseling…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Cultural Influences, Intervention, Cultural Context
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Hunn, Vanessa Lynn; Craig, Carlton David – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2009
The authors discuss depression in African American women from a sociocultural perspective, including aspects of oppression and racism that affect symptom manifestation. The authors highlight John Henryism as a coping mechanism, the history and continuing role of the African American church as a safe haven, and strategies for culturally competent…
Descriptors: African Americans, Sociocultural Patterns, Females, Depression (Psychology)
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Withrow, Rebecca L. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2008
Counselors and early interventionists increasingly serve Spanish-speaking families. Yet, often, cultural accommodations merely imply use of interpreters or bilingual providers. Cultural competence requires self-awareness and understanding the client's community and specific risk and resiliency factors. Implications for serving clients of Latino…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Spanish Speaking, Hispanic Americans, Cultural Influences
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