Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
The present study examined the differences in levels of awareness of racism among graduate counseling students. The researcher examined the hypotheses that there would be a significant difference in levels of awareness of racism between those who completed the Counseling Multicultural and Diverse Populations class and those who did not, as well as, there would be a significant relationship between levels of awareness of racism and number of credit hours completed in the counseling education program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. One hundred and six participants (91 female and 15 male) ranging in age between 22 and 57 completed the Color-Blind Racial Attitudes Scale (CoBRAS) (Neville, Lilly, Duran, Lee, & Browne, 2000) as well as the Marlowe- Crowne Social Desirability Scale (MCSDS) (Crowne & Marlowe, 1960). At the .05 alpha level, a one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) yielded a significant difference between those who reported having completed the class and those who had not. At the .05 alpha level, a Pearson’s correlation coefficient yielded a significant relationship between levels of awareness of racism and number of credit hours completed in the program. These findings help to increase counselor awareness and to improve multicultural education.
Wiegman, Sarah C., "A causal-comparative study to determine differences in levels of awareness of racism among graduate counseling students" (2003). Student Work. 216.