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A Portfolio of Academic, Therapeutic Practice and Research Work Including an Investigation of the Development of a Multicultural Sensitivity Questionnaire.

Vallianatou, Christina. (2000) A Portfolio of Academic, Therapeutic Practice and Research Work Including an Investigation of the Development of a Multicultural Sensitivity Questionnaire. Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey (United Kingdom)..

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Abstract

This research report presents the development of the Multicultural Sensitivity Questionnaire, an instrument that measures multicultural sensitivity in terms of its underlying dimensions. This 28-item scale has been developed based on the themes of a previous qualitative study (Vallianatou, this volume). Four vignettes were also constructed that varied from high adherence to cultural issues to medium adherence to low adherence and a control group. The participants were instructed to complete the questionnaire in relation to the vignette. Exploratory factor analysis with orthogonal rotation on the responses of 155 participants indicated 3 factors: cultural awareness (CA), linguistic competence (LC) and acculturation level (AL). No demographic variables were found to be statistically significant between the three experimental and the control groups. A significant difference between the type of group and the three subscales indicated that the instrument differentiates between varying degrees of adherence to cultural issues. The utility of this scale is discussed in relation to counselling psychology.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Divisions : Theses
Authors : Vallianatou, Christina.
Date : 2000
Additional Information : Thesis (Psych.D.)--University of Surrey (United Kingdom), 2000.
Depositing User : EPrints Services
Date Deposited : 14 May 2020 14:56
Last Modified : 14 May 2020 15:06
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/856788

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