The reliability and validity of the brief acculturation rating scale for Mexican Americans-II for children and adolescents

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Abstract

This study investigated the reliability and validity of the Brief Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans-II (ARSMA-II) using two samples of Mexican American children: 292 middle school students from a mid-sized culturally diverse southwestern city, and 116 third- through fifth graders in culturally homogeneous rural elementary schools. Results provided evidence of the reliability and validity of this measure of acculturation for both age levels. Factor analysis supported the two-scale structure reported by Cuéllar. Internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) was adequate for both samples. Validity was demonstrated by the significant association between the distribution of acculturation status and sample group. Language of form (English or Spanish) selected by the student was correlated with acculturation status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)426-441
Number of pages16
JournalHispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005

Keywords

  • Acculturation
  • Adolescents
  • Bullying
  • Children

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Linguistics and Language

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