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Attitudes toward Acculturative Behavior Scale: Development, reliability, and validity


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

Numerous measures of acculturation have been developed for use in minority cultures. In this study the Attitudes Toward Acculturative Behavior Scale (AABS) has been developed to measure the attitudes of host culture members toward the acculturative behavior of minority cultures. Items from the East Asian Acculturation Measure (EAAM) were modified as well as new items written in line with the theoretical underpinnings of John Berry’s bidimensional model of acculturation. One-hundred and twenty six (n=126) host culture members who were counselor trainees in master’s-level CACREP accredited programs or in programs closely aligned with CACREP standards participated in this study. Confirmatory Factor Analysis was the principal method for establishing validity of the AABS. The AABS demonstrated acceptable reliability. Some evidence was found for construct validity. The AABS is an appropriate tool for approaching the development of multicultural counseling competencies based on acculturation psychology and is useful in producing evidence of learning in an outcome based education framework. Recommendations for further development of the AABS are presented.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Bilingual education;
School counseling;
Attitudes;
Validity;
Reliability;
Behavior
Classification
0282: Bilingual education
0519: School counseling
Identifier / keyword
Education; Acculturation psychology; Counselor education; Host cultures; Multicultural counseling; Multicultural counseling competencies; Psychometrics; Scale development
Title
Attitudes toward Acculturative Behavior Scale: Development, reliability, and validity
Author
Dixon, Jason M.
Number of pages
154
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0167
Source
DAI-A 70/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109068245
Advisor
Davis, Thomas E.
University/institution
Ohio University
University location
United States -- Ohio
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3351082
ProQuest document ID
304482254
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304482254
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