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Development of the Multidimensional Acculturative Stress Inventory for adults of Mexican origin.

Authors
  • Rodriguez, Norma
  • Myers, Hector F
  • Mira, Consuelo Bingham
  • Flores, Thomas
  • Garcia-Hernandez, Loretta
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychological assessment
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2002
Volume
14
Issue
4
Pages
451–461
Identifiers
PMID: 12501570
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Multidimensional Acculturative Stress Inventory (MASI), a 36-item stress measure that was developed to assess acculturative stress among persons of Mexican origin living in the United States, was tested on a community sample of 174 adults (117 women, 57 men). Principal-components analyses yielded 4 stable and internally consistent factors: Spanish Competency Pressures (7 items), English Competency Pressures (7 items), Pressure to Acculturate (7 items), and Pressure Against Acculturation (4 items). These 4 factors accounted for 64.4% of the variance and correlated in the expected directions with criterion measures of acculturation and/or psychological adjustment. Further reliability and validity testing of the MASI is discussed as well as the utility of this measure in assessing acculturative stress among adults of Mexican origin.

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