Counselling Expectations of a Sample of East Asian and Caucasian Canadian Undergraduates in Canada

  • Darren M. Fowler Saint Mary's University
  • Brittni J. Glenwright Saint Mary's University
  • Maneet Bhatia McGill University
  • Martin Drapeau McGill University
Keywords: Counselling, Psychology, , Ethnic differences, Expectations, Asian, Caucasian

Abstract

This study investigated whether East Asians differ from Caucasian Canadians in their expectations about counselling. Participants in this study included 31 East Asian and 53 Caucasian Canadian university students. The East Asian participants were all first-generation East Asians living in Canada, originally from China, Korea, Japan, or Vietnam. The Caucasian Canadians were all born in Canada. All participants completed the Expectations about Counseling–Brief Form (Tinsley, Workman, & Kass, 1980), amongst other measures. Results indicated that Asians scored lower than Caucasians on client motivation and responsibility, but higher on the counsellor confrontation, directiveness, empathy, self-disclosure, expertise, and tolerance subscales. Clinical implications of these results and directions for future research are discussed.

Author Biographies

Darren M. Fowler, Saint Mary's University
PT Faculty Department of Psychology
Maneet Bhatia, McGill University
PhD Student Counselling Psychology
Martin Drapeau, McGill University
Professor Counselling Psychology
Published
2010-10-05
How to Cite
Fowler, D. M., Glenwright, B. J., Bhatia, M., & Drapeau, M. (2010). Counselling Expectations of a Sample of East Asian and Caucasian Canadian Undergraduates in Canada. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 45(2). Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/59293
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