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Handbook of Multicultural Measures

Handbook of Multicultural Measures

February 2011 | 688 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Providing readers with cutting-edge details on multicultural instrumentation, theories, and research in the social, behavioral, and health-related fields, this Handbook offers extensive coverage of empirically-supported multicultural measurement instruments that span a wide variety of subject areas such as ethnic and racial identity, racism, disability, and gender roles. Readers learn how to differentiate among and identify appropriate research tools for a particular project. This Handbook provides clinical practitioners with a useful starting point in their search for multicultural assessment devices they can use with diverse clients to inform clinical treatment.

Key Features

- A multicultural framework and case illustration (the Multicultural Assessment-Intervention Process Model) in Chapter 3 serves as a conceptual framework for the rest of the book and also helps in the implementation of multicultural assessment in training and service delivery in counseling centers, community mental health centers, and hospitals.

- Multicultural Overviews of a variety of topics as well as instrument summaries help students and professionals complete original research.

- This Handbook provides an overview of basic psychometric concepts, a practical reference for evaluating the validity, and reliability of measures.

- A conceptual model of evidence-based culturally competent practice where reviewed measures are appropriately used is presented, providing an integrative framework for the rest of the book.

List of Measures
1. Introduction
2. Testing, Measurement, and Culture
3. The Utility of Measurement: Application of the Multicultural Assessment-Intervention Process (MAIP) Model
4. Multicultural Competence Measures
5. Racial Identity and Ethnic Identity Measures
6. Acculturation Measures
7. Racism- and Prejudice- Related Measures
8. Gender-Related Measures
9. Sexual Orientation-Related Measures
10. Disability Attitude Measures
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Authors
“The Handbook of Multicultural Measures is an indispensible source for any researcher in the social or behavioral sciences interested in the study of culture, broadly defined. Drs. Gamst, Liang, and Der-Karabetian scoured an international literature, and using strict, empirically-based inclusion criteria, selected roughly 240 of the strongest measures for use in multicultural research. Never before, in the history of multicultural psychology, has such a wealth of research material been made so available, so at the finger-tips, to a new generation of researchers. This one masterpiece of research integration will help raise the status of multicultural psychology to a new plateau of sophistication. The measures are not presented in isolation but in the context of critical theory and research in the field of multicultural psychology. The reader will quickly understand why the measures were created, what research or clinical questions they can help answer, and how they can be used in research studies. Importantly, the text provides information on the instrument copyright holder and how the reader can access permission to use the instruments. I found the specific reviews to be thorough, rigorous, yet fair and very professionally written. The Handbook of Multicultural Measures will provide both the motivation and a cognitive map that will effectively guide multicultural research in North America, and internationally, for the next decade. This book is simply tremendous.”
Joseph G. Ponterotto
Fordham University

"This handbook organizes and summarizes the growing body of measures for use in research, clinical practice, training, and service delivery to a multicultural population...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 locatin the instrument--a very useful piece of information, particularly for the novice researcher...This is a necessary acquisition for libraries supporting counseling, psychology, anthropology, or medical programs, particularly those with clinical reserach applications. Summing up: Essential."

M. Sylvia
St. Mary's University
CHOICE Magazine

Adopted as supplementary text and reference for several courses, including CB and Research Methods.

Dr Charles Richardson
School Of Business Admin, Clark Atlanta University
September 18, 2012

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