The Broaching Attitudes and Behavior Survey (BABS): An exploratory assessment of its dimensionality

Norma L. Day-Vines, Julia Bryan, Dana Griffin

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The continuum of broaching behavior is a conceptual framework explicating how counselors broach or have explicit discussions about racial, ethnic, and cultural factors with their clients during treatment (Day-Vines et al., 2007). Counselors can assume 5 particular broaching orientations: avoidant, isolating, continuing/incongruent, integrated/congruent, and infusing. The authors operationalized the continuum of broaching behavior using the Broaching Attitudes and Behavior Scale and found support for a 4-factor model of broaching behavior. El espectro de comportamiento de abordamiento es un marco conceptual que explica cõmo los consejeros abordan o tienen discusiones específicas sobre factores raciales, étnicos y culturales con sus clientes durante el tratamiento (Day-Vines et al., 2007). Los consejeros pueden asumir 5 orientaciones de abordamiento particulares: evasiva, aislante, continua/incongruente, integrada/congruente e infundida. Los autores operativizaron el espectro de comportamiento de abordamiento usando la Escala de Actitudes de Abordamiento y Comportamiento y hallaron respaldo para un modelo del comportamiento de abordamiento de 4 factores.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-223
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Multicultural Counseling and Development
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Applied Psychology


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