Effect of Client and Counselor Ethnicity on Preference for Counselor Disclosure

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Craig S. Cashwell, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Preferences for counselor self-disclosure based on the ethnicity of both the respondent and the counselor were examined for African American and Caucasian students. Results suggested that respondent ethnicity affected preferences for certain types of information about the counselor (personal feelings, sexual issues, professional issues, and success/failure) and that there were interBction (respondent by counselor ethnicity) effects on preference for disclosure In other areas (interpersonal relationships and success/failure). Implications for research and practice are discussed.

Additional Information

Publication
Journal of Counseling and Development, Vol. 81, p. 196.
Language: English
Date: 2003
Keywords
Counselor disclosure, Ethnicity, Client preference, Effective counseling, Efficacy, Client perception