Journal of Human Services
34 (Winter Monograph 2014/2015 Supplement)
Cultural competence among human service professionals is imperative given the rapidly changing American demographics. Current inadequacy in the delivery of culturally responsive social services is due to insufficient cultural competence training for human service professionals. This research study investigated the extent to which constructivist based cultural competence training influenced rural human service professionals’ perceived level of cultural competence. In three regions of Tennessee, rural human service professionals (n = 44) completed an electronic survey which included the adapted California Brief Multicultural Scale (CBMCS). Using a correlational descriptive design by surveying participants, the researcher discovered rural human service professionals perceive themselves as being culturally competent. The variable, training quantity, was a significant predictor of perceived cultural competence.
Original Publication Citation
Lott, T., Morgan-Gardner, I., Comer, H., & Sparkman, N. M. (2014). The impact of cultural competence training on rural human service professionals. Journal of Human Services, 34 (Winter Monograph 2014/2015 Supplement)(1), 37-39.
Lott, Tamikia; Morgan-Gardner, Inglish; Comer, Hope; and Sparkman, Narketta M. PhD, "The Impact of Cultural Competence Training on Rural Human Service Professionals" (2014). Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications. 18.