Over a Half-Century Encapsulated: A Multicultural Content Analysis of the Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1954-2009

ArticleinJournal of Counseling Psychology 60(1):154-61 · January 2013with24 Reads
Impact Factor: 3.23 · DOI: 10.1037/a0031002 · Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    Articles including multicultural content published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology (JCP), from 1954 to 2009, were examined for themes. Multicultural content in this study was broadly defined to include the following identities: race/ethnicity, gender/sex, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, social status, disability, age, and intersections. Inclusion of articles focused on each of these identity domains was reported by decade. Gender/sex was the most prevalent multicultural identity found in the JCP, followed by race/ethnicity. The most common themes for multicultural articles, in order, were counseling process, vocation/career, and psychological processes/interventions. Academic achievement, discrimination/minority stress, and research methodology were the other common themes that were found across multicultural research. Implications of these findings are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved).