Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2006

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

David Vogel

Abstract

Research has shown that multicultural training increases competency among counselor trainees. However, these results have been obtained using self-report measures affected by social desirability. In contrast, implicit measures of bias have the advantage of being less susceptible to social desirability. Study 1 explored the reliability and validity of a measure of implicit bias. Study 2 examined self-reported multicultural counseling competency and implicit bias toward lesbian and gay men and African Americans at the start and end of a semester in a sample of counselor trainees (n = 124) enrolled in multicultural counseling or unrelated comparison courses. Results indicated that multicultural competency increased as a factor of time and that significant implicit bias was present at all assessments. Discovering implicit bias among counselor trainees who have completed multicultural training indicates that the topic of implicit bias should be included in multicultural course work.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-15422

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Guy A. Boysen

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI3217256

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

88 pages

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