communication, african american, transcultural
The purpose of this study is to define transculturalism by exploring the Black experience through collectivism/individualism, Black identity and the ability to be transcultural. The study included 83 male and female Black American, college students, graduate students and college graduates. The participants answered a 4-part survey that measured collectivism/individualism, Black identity, the ability to be transcultural and minority hardships. Results revealed that the Pre-encounter, Immersion, Emersion and Internalization phases of Black identity are predictors of minority hardships. There were also significant results for the Internalization phase of Black identity and the ability to be transcultural. In conclusion, Black Americans that are secure with their identity have the ability to become transcultural.
Towers Scott, Andrea
Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Le Boldin, Quanda, "Becoming Transcultural: Filling The Cultural And Communication Gap Within The Black American Community" (2005). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 434.