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Multicultural studies have swept through the literature of psychology and counseling with contributions from many areas of the spectrum: clinical, counseling, social, and community psychologies as well as medicine, nursing, cultural anthropology, and human resources. Despite this explosion of research and publication, a single convenient resource for locating and comparing the instruments necessary to measure multicultural awareness has been lacking. This handbook organizes and summarizes the growing body of measures for use in research, clinical practice, training, and service delivery to a multicultural population. A chapter is devoted to each of various measures of multiculturalism: multicultural competence, racial/ethnic identity, acculturation, and racism/prejudice-related, gender-related, sexual orientation-related, and disability attitudes. Tests included were published in peer-reviewed journals, demonstrated validity and scorability, and were developed or used in the US or Canada. About 250 tests are described in two- to three- page summaries including purpose, description, scoring, reliability, and validity measures. Current contact information is provided for locating the instrument--a very useful piece of information, particularly for the novice researcher. The authors (all, Univ. of La Verne) have published extensively in the fields of statistics and/or multiculturalism. This is a necessary acquisition for libraries supporting counseling, psychology, anthropology, or medical programs, particularly those with clinical or research applications. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and above; general readers. M. Sylvia St. Mary's University
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