Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Joseph R. Morris, Ph.D.
Samuel L. Beasley, Ph.D.
Susan V. Piazza, Ed.D.
The primary purpose of this study was to examine whether ethnic identity awareness mediates the relationship between completion of a Multicultural Counseling and Psychology Course and color-blind ideology endorsement. The participants included 93 master’s level counseling psychology and counselor education trainees attending a predominantly White university in the Midwest region of the United States. The study used a quantitative, pre- and post-test descriptive research design. Using mediation analysis, this study estimated the influence of completing a Multicultural Counseling and Psychology Course on awareness of ethnic identity and use of color-blind ideology while controlling for social desirability among master’s level counseling psychology and counselor education students. Students who took the course endorsed fewer colorblind ideologies. Also, a significant direct effect was found between ethnic identity awareness and color-blind ideologies with increased ethnic identity awareness resulting in lower color-blind ideologies. Implications for future research and practice are discussed.
Tuinstra, Rebecca, "Influence of a Multicultural Counseling and Psychology Course on Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education Master’s Students Color-Blind Ideologies and Ethnic Identity" (2023). Dissertations. 4047.