Accession Number : ADA112580

Title :   Acculturation and Biculturalism Among Hispanic Navy Recruits.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Triandis,Harry C ; Hui,Chi-Chiu Harry ; Lisansky,Judith ; Marin,Gerardo

PDF Url : ADA112580

Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Samples of Navy Mainstream and Hispanic recruits answered a Personal Information Questionnaire which allowed the development of indices of acculturation and biculturalism. Two indices of acculturation were found to have desirable psychometric properties: (1) number of U.S. born relatives and (2) the extent to which the subject wishes to have mainstream co-workers and have his children attend mainstream schools. Those Hispanic recruits who were low in acculturation indicated that they enjoy only or mostly Spanish television and movies, have mostly Hispanic friends and romantic partners, prefer Spanish-speaking neighborhoods, and would enjoy a celebration of their birthday with a Spanish musical program. Those Hispanics who were more acculturated indicated that they enjoy both Spanish and English TV, movies, musical programs, and neighborhoods, and have some mainstream friends and romantic partners. Finally, those who were highly acculturated indicated that they enjoy only English TV and movies, have many mainstream friends, neighbors, and romantic partners, and enjoy a mostly English musical program for their birthday.

Descriptors :   *Recruits, *Hispanics, *Naval personnel, *Cross culture(Sociology), *Modification, Attitudes(Psychology), Interpersonal relations, Perception(Psychology), Children, Education, Naval research, Personnel selection

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE