Satisfaction with counseling among black males in transition from the foster care system

Lionel D. Scott, Michelle R. Munson, Tony White

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Abstract

Using the Multidimensional Adolescent Satisfaction Scale (Garland, Saltzman, & Aarons, 2000), satisfaction with counseling and associated variables were examined among Black males (n = 47) transitioning from the foster care system. Potential associated variables assessed were foster care custody status, counseling status, diagnosis of major depression and disruptive behavior disorder based DSM-IV criteria, history of placement in congregate care settings, attitudes toward mental health services, stigma beliefs, and masculine norms. Results from simultaneous multiple regression analysis showed that attitudes toward mental health services contributed significantly to satisfaction with counseling. Specifically, Black males who expressed more positive attitudes toward mental health services in terms of confidence in mental health professionals and the therapeutic process reported greater satisfaction. Implications and future research directions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-168
Number of pages8
JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009

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Keywords

  • Attitudes toward mental health services
  • Black males
  • Client satisfaction
  • Counseling
  • Foster care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Satisfaction with counseling among black males in transition from the foster care system. / Scott, Lionel D.; Munson, Michelle R.; White, Tony.

In: Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 31, No. 1, 01.2009, p. 161-168.

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