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dc.contributor.advisorHeppner, P. Pauleng
dc.contributor.authorWhitlow, Natalie M., 1978-eng
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Summereng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (May 2, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.eng
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to develop and validate the Whitlow-Measure of Afrocentric Relationship Attitudes (MARA). There is no known relationship assessment that uses an Afrocentric approach in attempting to understand the dynamics of the Black relationship and thus, this scale is a vital contribution to the field of counseling psychology. 60 items were initially developed, relying on African psychology perspectives developed by Kambon (1998) and Asante (1981, 1987). There were 15 items developed for each hypothesized factor, derived from Asante's (1981) model of Black heterosexual relationships. Participant pool was 312 adult African Americans. Confirmatory and Exploratory Factor Analyses were performed and a 28-item, 3 factor scale resulted from the latter analysis. Scale factors include: (a) F1= African American Community Focus (AACF, alpha= .94), (b) Family Advancement and Relationship Unity (FARU, alpha= .89), and (c) Reliance on a Higher Power (RHP, alpha= .91). The Whitlow-MARA has excellent internal consistency reliability, with an alpha of .93. The Whitlow-MARA has very good construct validity, correlating significantly with the Kansas Marital Satisfaction Scale (r=.19, p< .01) (Schumm, W.R., et al., 1986) and the Africentrism Scale: A Self Report Measure (r= .41, p< .001) (Grills & Longshore, 1996). This scale could be utilized in the areas of research, practice, and social activism.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.merlinb58486768eng
dc.identifier.oclc123913723eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4396eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4396
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.subject.lcshAfrican Americans -- Psychologyeng
dc.subject.lcshAfrocentrismeng
dc.subject.lcshScale analysis (Psychology)eng
dc.titleThe development and validation of the Whitlow Measure of Afrocentric Relationship Attitudeseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational, school and counseling psychology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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