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scale) were placed in the Pan African Cultural Nationalism/ African-centered category.
Over a decade ago, Schiele (1996,1997), Harvey (1985, 1997), and Harvey and Rauch (1997) began to develop and advocate for Africentrism
as an emerging paradigm for social work practice.
Concurrent validity of CRIS scores has been reported through correlations with the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure and the Africentrism
Scale that were consistent with theory (Cokley, 2005).
With the term "Africentric" he suggests method and content, defining Africentrism
as "studied openness to the knowledge, wisdom, and spiritualit[ies] of Africa and the African diaspora," a willingness to be tutored by that knowledge, wisdom, and diverse spiritual practices, and a commitment to unearthing suppressed truths about black people and the oppression of the black world.
: Psychometric analyses of a self-report measure.
In bivariate analyses only perceived racism was correlated with motivation but did not remain significant when examined in a regression analysis; Africentrism
was found to interact with problem recognition in predicting motivation (Longshore et al., 1998).
A number of African American scholars consider Africentrism
more preferable to Afrocentrism because of the former's linguistic connection to Africa (see Cokley, 2005, for a discussion).