Some guiding assumptions and a theoretical model for developing culturally specific preventions with native american people

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

47 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This author proposes six basic assumptions to guide the development of prevention research partnerships between Native American communities and non-Native American prevention researchers. He also presents a five-stage theoretical model for the development of culturally specific prevention research. The theoretical model addresses the need for: (a) the cultural translation of key prevention constructs pertaining to risk and protective factors and (b) the development of measures of culturally specific risk and protective factors that will contribute to explained variance over and above that explained by traditional European models. "Cultural translation" refers to the process of adapting key variables to reflect their expression in specific social contexts. "Culturally specific, risk and protective factors" refers to risk and protective factors unique to a specific culture, such as the protective effects of traditional spirituality and traditional activities in Native American cultures. The author concludes with short- and long-term goals for prevention research in Native American communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-192
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Community Psychology
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006

Fingerprint

North American Indians
Theoretical Models
Research
Spirituality
spirituality
Research Personnel
community
Protective Factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology

Cite this

@article{c3a9a4e957574b0983a37b28f1ae0a55,
title = "Some guiding assumptions and a theoretical model for developing culturally specific preventions with native american people",
abstract = "This author proposes six basic assumptions to guide the development of prevention research partnerships between Native American communities and non-Native American prevention researchers. He also presents a five-stage theoretical model for the development of culturally specific prevention research. The theoretical model addresses the need for: (a) the cultural translation of key prevention constructs pertaining to risk and protective factors and (b) the development of measures of culturally specific risk and protective factors that will contribute to explained variance over and above that explained by traditional European models. {"}Cultural translation{"} refers to the process of adapting key variables to reflect their expression in specific social contexts. {"}Culturally specific, risk and protective factors{"} refers to risk and protective factors unique to a specific culture, such as the protective effects of traditional spirituality and traditional activities in Native American cultures. The author concludes with short- and long-term goals for prevention research in Native American communities.",
author = "Whitbeck, {Leslie B}",
year = "2006",
month = "3",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1002/jcop.20094",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "34",
pages = "183--192",
journal = "Journal of Community Psychology",
issn = "0090-4392",
publisher = "Wiley-Liss Inc.",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Some guiding assumptions and a theoretical model for developing culturally specific preventions with native american people

AU - Whitbeck, Leslie B

PY - 2006/3/1

Y1 - 2006/3/1

N2 - This author proposes six basic assumptions to guide the development of prevention research partnerships between Native American communities and non-Native American prevention researchers. He also presents a five-stage theoretical model for the development of culturally specific prevention research. The theoretical model addresses the need for: (a) the cultural translation of key prevention constructs pertaining to risk and protective factors and (b) the development of measures of culturally specific risk and protective factors that will contribute to explained variance over and above that explained by traditional European models. "Cultural translation" refers to the process of adapting key variables to reflect their expression in specific social contexts. "Culturally specific, risk and protective factors" refers to risk and protective factors unique to a specific culture, such as the protective effects of traditional spirituality and traditional activities in Native American cultures. The author concludes with short- and long-term goals for prevention research in Native American communities.

AB - This author proposes six basic assumptions to guide the development of prevention research partnerships between Native American communities and non-Native American prevention researchers. He also presents a five-stage theoretical model for the development of culturally specific prevention research. The theoretical model addresses the need for: (a) the cultural translation of key prevention constructs pertaining to risk and protective factors and (b) the development of measures of culturally specific risk and protective factors that will contribute to explained variance over and above that explained by traditional European models. "Cultural translation" refers to the process of adapting key variables to reflect their expression in specific social contexts. "Culturally specific, risk and protective factors" refers to risk and protective factors unique to a specific culture, such as the protective effects of traditional spirituality and traditional activities in Native American cultures. The author concludes with short- and long-term goals for prevention research in Native American communities.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=33644759303&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=33644759303&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1002/jcop.20094

DO - 10.1002/jcop.20094

M3 - Review article

VL - 34

SP - 183

EP - 192

JO - Journal of Community Psychology

JF - Journal of Community Psychology

SN - 0090-4392

IS - 2

ER -