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Acculturation Measurement: From Simple Proxies to Sophisticated Toolkit


Acculturation Measurement: From Simple Proxies to Sophisticated Toolkit

Doucerain, Marina M. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0479-6141, Segalowitz, Norman ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3719-0640 and Ryder, Andrew G. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3041-7168 (2016) Acculturation Measurement: From Simple Proxies to Sophisticated Toolkit. In: Schwartz, Seth J. and Unger, Jennifer, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Acculturation and Health. Oxford University Press.

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This article discusses the importance of clear and precise conceptualizations of acculturation as well as the need for consistencies in definition, operationalization, and measurement. More specifically, it argues for an expanded acculturation research toolkit that does not rely too heavily on self-report acculturation scales. The article begins with an overview of the state of affairs with respect to acculturation conceptualizations and methods, paying particular attention to the unidimensional, bidimensional, and multidimensional frameworks of psychological acculturation. It then considers ways in which commonly used definitions and methods of acculturation can be used more intelligently. It also describes alternative methods for researchers interested in moving beyond self-report rating scales, a tiered approach to acculturation research, and method-specific health considerations. Finally, it offers some recommendations aimed at helping the field of acculturation and health research move forward.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Psychology
Item Type:Book Section
Authors:Doucerain, Marina M. and Segalowitz, Norman and Ryder, Andrew G.
Editors:Schwartz, Seth J. and Unger, Jennifer
Date:March 2016
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190215217.013.7
Keywords:acculturation, measurement, acculturation research, self-report, rating, scale, tiered approach, health, research
ID Code:988024
Deposited By: Lisa Stora
Deposited On:16 Mar 2021 20:44
Last Modified:16 Mar 2021 20:44
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