Accession Number : ADA118957

Title :   Perceived Acceptability of Acculturative Behaviors by Hispanic and Mainstream Navy Recruits.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Marin,Gerardo ; Betancourt,Hector ; Triandis,Harry C

PDF Url : ADA118957

Report Date : Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A group of 75 Hispanic and 83 Mainstream Navy recruits was asked to rate their perceived acceptability of immigrants keeping or loosing their native culture-specific behaviors (native language, dress codes, food preferences, music, literature, etc.) or becoming bicultural. Overall, both groups showed a marked preference for biculturalism on the part of immigrants, these results being independent of the respondent's actual level of acculturation or biculturalism. The two groups only differed on the Anglo's rejection of immigrants using only their native language while Hispanics were somewhat more accepting of this behavior. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Hispanics, *Culture, *Acceptability, Recruits, Naval personnel, Behavior, Perception(Psychology), Social psychology, Ratings

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE