Keywords

communication, african american, transcultural

Abstract

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.

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Graduation Date

2005

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Towers Scott, Andrea

Degree

Master of Arts (M.A.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Communication

Degree Program

Communication

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0000719

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0000719

Language

English

Release Date

January 2006

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Restricted to the UCF community until January 2006; it will then be open access.

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Communication Commons

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