The purpose of this study was to examine the behavioral outcomes in a treatment foster care setting depending on whether a youth’s ethnicity was the same as their caregiver’s ethnicity. This study specifically focused on the externalizing behaviors of youth. Based on previous research, it was hypothesized that African American children in interracial foster care placements would exhibit significantly more externalizing behaviors than the other groups in the study (African American youth with African American caregiver, Caucasian youth with Caucasian caregivers, and Caucasian youth with African American caregivers). Results provide support for hypotheses for behaviors related to Aggression and School Problems. Given the results of the study, we discuss the need to consider cultural competence training for caregivers.
|Commitee:||Conoyer, Sarah J., McKenney, Elizabeth L. W.|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 58/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Cultural competence, Ethnicity, Externalizing behavior, Foster care, Race|
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