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Expanding Social Workers Perceptions of Multicultural Practice: An Illustration from the Hispanic Community

Author: Bedard,-Laura-E.; Gertz,-Marc-G.; Kostelac,-Constance-A.
Author Background:
Date 1/1/98
Type Journal
Journal Title: International-Social-Work
Volume/Pages 1998, 41, 1, Jan, 71-87.
Subject Matter Latino
Abstract Draws on 1993 telephone interview data from a national sample of 1,201 Hispanic adults in the US to demonstrate the wide diversity of social perspectives that exists in a single ethnic group, aiming to increase social worker awareness. Comparisons controlled for country of origin & ethnic heritage; questions concerned the nation s most prominent social issues (civil rights, health care, education, & crime). Findings showed, contrary to expectations, that country of origin & ethnic heritage had little effect on responses & that differences were largely related to gender. 10 Tables, 23 References. Adapted from the source document