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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1980. Department of Educational Psychology and Measurements.


Copyright 1980, the author. Used by permission.


The purpose of this study is to present to advisors (faculty and full-time professional staff) an advising model which embraces the specific needs of multicultural students. The model is structured to allow the advisor to comply with institutional expectations and also satisfy a wide-range of student needs.

The uniqueness of the model is that the culture-specific needs of students are operationally defined as one of the model’s primary components and a major focus. The model is based on the interaction of three basic components: (1) the student needs, (2) the advisor actions to facilitate needs, and (3) the institutional expectations (defined advisor-student roles, requirements, and outcomes). The primary purpose of the model is to provide advisors with specific sets of advising behaviors as a guide to improving their minority student advising.

Advisor: Robert D. Brown