Validation of the Acculturative Stress Inventory for Children

Lourdes Suarez-Morales, Frank Dillon, José Szapocznik

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Abstract

The psychometric properties of the Acculturative Stress Inventory for Children (ASIC) were examined with a sample of 139 Hispanic children. This self-report instrument was studied using the items of the Societal, Attitudinal, Familial, and Environmental Acculturative Stress Scale for Children (SAFE-C; Chavez, Moran, Reid, & Lopez, 1997), which had face validity for acculturative stress. The psychometric properties of the ASIC were examined by conducting an exploratory principal-axis factor analysis, which yielded a two-factor solution. The first factor includes 8 items assessing perceived discrimination and the 4 items of the second factor measure immigration-related experiences. Evidence of internal consistency and test-retest reliability for the 2 factors and the total scale were found to be adequate. In addition, sufficient estimates of convergent, discriminant, and predictive validity were obtained. Implications for future research of acculturative stress in children involving the ASIC are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-224
Number of pages9
JournalCultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Self Report
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immigration
discrimination
evidence
experience

Keywords

  • acculturation
  • acculturative stress
  • Hispanic children
  • psychometric properties
  • scale

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  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Validation of the Acculturative Stress Inventory for Children. / Suarez-Morales, Lourdes; Dillon, Frank; Szapocznik, José.

In: Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Vol. 13, No. 3, 01.07.2007, p. 216-224.

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Suarez-Morales, Lourdes ; Dillon, Frank ; Szapocznik, José. / Validation of the Acculturative Stress Inventory for Children. In: Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. 2007 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 216-224.
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