A Cultural and Contextual Decision Path Approach to Career Assessment With Native Americans: A Psychological Perspective

William E Martin Jr, Kristin K. Farris

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A method to include the unique cultural and contextual backgrounds of Native Americans into the career assessment process is discussed in this article. The cultural and contextual differential assessment method focuses on five cultural differentials that are language usage, cultural orientation, home community, family system, and communication style. Cultural and Contextual Decision Paths are identified that provide practical guides for use by counselors and clients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)258-275
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Career Assessment
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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