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