Faculty Publications

Title

Multicultural Counseling in South Korea: Exploration and Development of Culture-Specific Competence Indicators

Document Type

Article

Keywords

global issues in counseling, immigrants, multicultural counseling competence, racial minority, South Korea

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Counseling Psychologist

Volume

47

Issue

3

First Page

444

Last Page

472

Abstract

Researchers primarily have studied multicultural counseling (MC) in the context of the United States. Research is scarce regarding other countries. This paper presents a twofold exploratory study to examine the multicultural competencies that counselors need to assist the emerging diverse population in South Korea. We first generated seven competency indicators from a thorough literature review. In the second stage of the study, the seven indicators were used to develop a scale to measure MC competence specific to South Korea. Statistical analyses indicated that the seven items are a useful tool to measure counselors’ self-perceived competence to help diverse clients in South Korea. Additionally, our results indicated that counselors who received multicultural training expressed higher competence than those who have not. Implications for future research, practice, and training are discussed.

Department

Department of Psychology

Original Publication Date

4-1-2019

DOI of published version

10.1177/0011000019873338

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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