An exploratory assessment of cultural sensitivity in the practices of Lebanese researchers in the field of psychology

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dc.contributor.author Zebian, Samar
dc.contributor.author Alamuddin, Rayane
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-13T07:47:12Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-13T07:47:12Z
dc.date.copyright 2010
dc.date.issued 2016-04-13
dc.identifier.issn 0020-7594 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/3544
dc.description.abstract The inclusion of the social and cultural characteristics of groups in the concept of national development highlights the contributions that culturally sensitive psychological research can make to development efforts. It also highlights the relevance of assessing and promoting such research, especially in majority world countries where development needs are pressing. In the current study, a content analysis was conducted to assess the degree to which Lebanese psychological researchers in post-civil war Lebanon have engaged in culturally sensitive research practices. The Cultural Sensitivity Measure for Published Research, which was inspired by Adair, Puhan, and Vohra's (1993) measure of indigenization, was applied to 54 peer-reviewed English- and French-language empirical studies conducted by Lebanese researchers on Lebanese samples within Lebanon. The results suggest that while cultural sensitivity levels were generally low, the sampled researchers engaged in more sensitive practices compared to researchers in the region. For example, they used qualitative methods more often, made more efforts to ensure the cultural compatibility of their methods, and engaged in more complex conceptualizations of culture and its relationship with psychological processes. Furthermore, certain practices, such as studying diverse groups or using findings to suggest real-life applications, were found to be predictive of higher general levels of cultural sensitivity in the sampled articles. These research practices could be fostered in institutional and intellectual contexts, and such initiatives would go a long way in supporting a locally appropriate research infrastructure that contributes to national development efforts. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title An exploratory assessment of cultural sensitivity in the practices of Lebanese researchers in the field of psychology en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle Implications for national development efforts en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200703289 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal International Journal of Psychology en_US
dc.journal.volume 45 en_US
dc.journal.issue 5 en_US
dc.article.pages 381-389 en_US
dc.keywords Culturally sensitive research en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Research and national development en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207591003774501 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Alamuddin, R. A., & Zebian, S. (2010). An exploratory assessment of cultural sensitivity in the practices of Lebanese researchers in the field of psychology: Implications for national development efforts. International Journal of Psychology, 45(5), 381-389. en_US
dc.author.email samar.zebian@lau.edu.lb
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