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Multicultural training on American Indian issues: Testing the effectiveness of an intervention to change attitudes toward Native-themed mascots

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dc.contributor.author Wong, Y. Joel
dc.contributor.author Steinfeldt, Jesse A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-24T02:26:15Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-24T02:26:15Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04
dc.identifier.citation Steinfeldt, J. A., & Wong, Y. J. (2010). Multicultural training on American Indian issues: Testing the effectiveness of an intervention to change attitudes toward Native-themed mascots. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16. 110-115. en
dc.identifier.uri http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/cdp/16/2/110/ en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/14025
dc.description.abstract This study investigated attitudes toward Native-themed mascots in the context of color blind racial attitudes (CoBRAs). Results indicate that higher CoBRAs are related to lower awareness of the offensiveness of Native-themed mascots. The researchers tested the effectiveness of a training intervention designed to produce attitudinal change among master’s level counseling students. Results demonstrate that the training intervention produced significantly greater attitudinal change than did a general training session on culturally sensitive counseling practices with American Indian clients, particularly among students with high CoBRAs. Results also indicate that this training intervention on Native-themed mascots contributed to lower color blind racial attitudes, thus increasing the student’s awareness of societal racism. Psychological training programs may benefit from augmenting their multicultural counseling curriculum by specifically addressing the offensive nature of Native-themed mascots. An awareness of the marginalization of American Indians, particularly as it involves racialized mascots, can reduce color blind racial attitudes and may provide psychologists with a more comprehensive understanding of aspects of the reality of American Indian clients that contribute to their worldview. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Psychological Association en
dc.rights Copyright 2010 American Psychological Association en
dc.subject Racialized sports mascots, multicultural training, color blind racial attitudes, Native American, American Indian en
dc.title Multicultural training on American Indian issues: Testing the effectiveness of an intervention to change attitudes toward Native-themed mascots en
dc.type Article en


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