Acculturation Scales: Asian American Multidimensional Acculturation Scale

The Asian American Multidimensional Acculturation Scale (AAMAS) is a measure of acculturation based on orthogonal assessment of three different cultural dimensions, which comprise four specific acculturation domains. Advancements in acculturation theory have established the desirability of a bidimensional approach to the measurement of acculturation, one that takes into account orientation to both the culture of origin and the host culture, thereby challenging the zero-sum assumption of a unidimensional approach in which acculturation to one culture comes at the expense of the other. The AAMAS is based on a multidimensional approach that includes orthogonal assessments of acculturation to the Culture of Origin (AAMAS-CO) and to European American culture (AAMAS-EA). The AAMAS further extends acculturation theory with the addition of a third cultural dimension, a pan-ethnic Asian ...

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