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The Broaching Attitudes and Behavior Survey (BABS): An Exploratory Assessment of Its Dimensionality.

Day-Vines, Norma L.; Bryan, Julia; Griffin, Dana.
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 41 (4): 210-223 (2013)

DOI: 10.1002/j.2161-1912.2013.00037.x. Information about DOI

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The continuum of broaching behavior is a conceptual framework explicating how counselors broach or have explicit discussions about racial, ethnic, and cultural factors with their clients during treatment (Day-Vines et al., 2007). Counselors can assume 5 particular broaching orientations: avoidant, isolating, continuing/incongruent, integrated/congruent, and infusing. The authors operationalized the continuum of broaching behavior using the Broaching Attitudes and Behavior Scale and found support for a 4-factor model of broaching behavior.

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