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Measuring Personal Growth Attributed to Multicultural Education Constructs Personal Growth Positive psychological changes during time period of interest.

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1 Measuring Personal Growth Attributed to Multicultural Education Constructs Personal Growth Positive psychological changes during time period of interest Multicultural education EDLF 5000 (Covert and Lobb) Personal growth measure PTGI (Tedeschi & Calhoun, 1996) Self-reports of 21 positive psychological changes (items) in retrospect Likert responses 0 (none) – 5 (very great) Total score range Subscales Appreciation of Life (AOL) New Possibilities (NP) Relation to others (RTO) Personal Strength (PS) Spiritual Change (SC)

2 Measuring Personal Growth Attributed to Multicultural Education PTGI (Tedeschi & Calhoun, 1996) Application of PTGI Response scale None Very great Example items ___2. Appreciation of value of my own life (AOL) ___3. Developed new interests. (NP) ___8. Sense of closeness with others (RTO) Exercise: Personal growth during last semester Total = ___ + ___ + ___ = ____ x 7 = ______ Sub Comparison groups Range of 13 trauma studies = 40 – 80 units UVa semester = (SD 15.77, N 347) (SD 16.61, N 117) (SD 16.32, N 154)

3 Contributions to Personal Growth (N =154) Multicultural Education class (19.86) percent All other academic experiences (14.93) Subtotal academic experiences (23.63) percent Subtotal non-academic experiences (23.63) Total growth= percent

4 Student percentage attributions of yearly growth in retrospect to academic and non-academic experiences by year (N = 108 students) Academic Non-academic Total _______ _______ _______ Year m % SD % m % SD % m % SD % Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Total


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