Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Exploring Implicit and Explicit Racial Bias in OT Professionals
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Article Information
Education of OTs and OTAs / Mental Health / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Exploring Implicit and Explicit Racial Bias in OT Professionals
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500015. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2314
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500015. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2314
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

Racial bias is defined as the negative evaluation of a group and its members relative to another and can exist on explicit and implicit levels. This is an exploratory study to examine the presence of implicit and explicit racial bias among OT professionals across the United States. The results (n = 201) highlight the presence of implicit and explicit racial biases among OT professionals in the United States and the need for further education on racial bias.

Primary Author and Speaker: Alaa Abou-Arab

Additional Authors and Speakers: Rochelle Mendonca