The Abbreviated Multidimensional Acculturation Scale: Empirical validation with two Latino/Latina samples

Department of Psychology, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA.
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology (Impact Factor: 1.36). 06/2003; 9(2):107-26. DOI: 10.1037/1099-9809.9.2.107
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Two studies were conducted to develop and examine internal consistencies and validate the Abbreviated Multidimensional Acculturation Scale. Study 1 participants were 156 Latino/Latina college students. Findings indicated good internal reliabilities for all 3 subscales. Adequate concurrent validity was established with length of residence in the United States. The scale also showed adequate convergent and discriminant validity. Study 2 participants were 90 Latino/Latina community members. The subscales were also reliable and showed adequate concurrent validity with length of residence in the United States. Convergent and discriminant validity were also adequate. Construct validity was further demonstrated through factorial analyses of the combined samples (N = 246). Three separate factors emerged: cultural identity, language competence, and cultural competence.

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