Accession Number:

ADA136700

Title:

Acculturation Indices as a Means of Confirming Cultural Differences.

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Report Date:

1983-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

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. Data from Hispanics culture A and Mainstream culture B Navy recruits from three studies show that for role perceptions and behavioral intentions acculturation brings the position of Hispanic subjects close to the position of the Mainstream subjects, and thus allows us to confirm that the simpatia script, reported by Triandis, Marin and Lisansky in press, is a true cultural difference between Hispanics and Mainstream. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE