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School counselors’ Multicultural self-efficacy: A preliminary investigation

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Erik M. Hines, Assistant Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This article explores the factor structure of the School Counselor Multicultural Self-Efficacy Scale (SCMES). For this study, a total of 181 usable scales were returned by members of the American School Counselor Association. Exploratory factor analysis on the 90-item scale suggested a six-factor structure. The six factors or subscales that evolved were (a) Knowledge of Multicultural Counseling Concepts, (b) Using Data and Understanding Systemic Change, (c) Developing Cross-Cultural Relationships, (d) Multicultural Awareness, (e) Multicultural Assessment, and (f) Applying Racial Concepts to Practice. Ethnicity and the number of multicultural counseling courses taken were significantly related to several of the SCMES's factors. Implications for future research and practice are delineated.

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Publication
Professional School Counseling, 11,3, 166-178
Language: English
Date: 2008
Keywords
School Counselor Multicultural Self-efficacy Scale, Factor analysis, Cross-cultural relationships, Multicultural awareness, Multicultural assessment, Racial concepts