Validity of personal growth initiative scale scores with a Mexican American college student population

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Abstract

This study tested the validity of scores on the Personal Growth Initiative Scale (PGIS; C. Robitschek, 1998, 1999) with a Mexican American college student sample. Results indicated that the PGIS scores appear to be culturally relevant for this population, with scores on the PGIS having many similar relations with other variables that have been found in prior research with mostly European American college students. PGIS scores appear to be minimally related to measures of cultural constructs for both Mexican American men and women. Results are discussed in terms of their relations to constructs prevalent in Mexican American cultures. Limitations, implications for counseling, and suggestions for future research are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-502
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of counseling psychology
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2003

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