Acculturation Indices as a Means of Confirming Cultural Differences. Navy Recruit's Expectations of Productivity, Liking, and Intentions to Quit under Different Supervisors.
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ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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When subjects from culture A are becoming acculturated to culture B they may move toward culture B accommodation, not only move toward B but even go beyond Bs position overshooting, or might move away from the position commonly found in culture B ethnic affirmation. Three kinds of data were examined to determine which of these patterns of adjustment to another culture take place. For role perceptions and behavioral intentions accommodation and overshooting were by far the most common for stereotypes there were numerous cases of ethnic affirmation. When ethnic affirmation is the exception rather than the rule, we can use acculturation indices as means of confirming cultural differences. The more acculturated the culture A subject, the less is the difference between that subjects position and the mean of culture B.
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