Acculturation

Another measure of within-group variation is that of acculturation. Acculturation can provide information about the extent to which individuals engage in behaviors of their culture of origin or U.S. culture. Acculturation is the process of culture change. Several current measures reflect the most recent conceptualization of culture as orthogonal and multidimensional, such as the ARSMA-II (Cuéllar, Arnold, & Maldonado, 1995), Marin's (1966) bidimensional scale, or Felix-Ortiz, Newcomb, and Myers (1994) adolescent cultural identification scale.

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