Multicultural competence in nevada human services: A statewide survey

Christine Bitonti, Eric Albers, Thomas Reilly

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Abstract

A survey of 300 Nevada mental health, child welfare, early childhood, and parole workers provided baseline information concerning multicultural competence for use in planning diversity programs. A modified version of the Multicultural Counseling Inventory yielded data on awareness, knowledge, skills, and relationship. Significant findings emerged for gender, educational level, practice field, and minority status. Women scored higher than men on the total and three subscales. Workers with graduate degrees scored higher than BA level workers on the total and two subscales. Early childhood workers scored highest on the total; youth parole scored lowest. Minority workers scored higher than non-minority workers in awareness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-83
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Multicultural Social Work
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 4 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Education

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