the Relationships among Counselor-Trainees' Gender, Cognitive Development, and White Racial Identity: Implications for Counselor Training
In a study of 82 White counselor trainees enrolled in 3 graduate programs, gender and the lowest stage of cognitive development were found to significantly contribute to the variance in lower levels of the White racial identity. Male trainees who tended to think in dichotomous terms and look to authority to provide the correct answers tended to report attitudes about race reflected in lower levels of White racial identity. Significant relationship were not found between higher stages of cognitive development and higher levels of White racial identity. Implications for training are presented and discussed.
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Steward, Robbie J.; Boatwright, Karyn J.; Sauer, Eric; Baden, Amanda; and Jackson, James D., "the Relationships among Counselor-Trainees' Gender, Cognitive Development, and White Racial Identity: Implications for Counselor Training" (1998). Department of Counseling Scholarship and Creative Works. 76.