Accession Number : ADA119043

Title :   Acculturation and the Acceptance of Contact among Hispanic and Mainstream Navy Recruits.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

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

PDF Url : ADA119043

Report Date : Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The hypothesis that Hispanic Navy recruits will find contact behaviors more acceptable than Mainstream Navy recruits was not supported. This is consistent with many other findings of the current project showing similarities in the responses of the Hispanic and Mainstream recruits. One finding of this study was that those Mainstream recruits who have not been exposed to other cultures were more likely to disapprove of contact behaviors which the more culturally-sophisticated Mainstream and Hispanic recruits found acceptable. The similarities found between Mainstream and Hispanic recruits seem to be due to the Hispanics' responding in terms of increasing the social desirability of their responses within the context of the majority Anglo culture. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Hispanics, Recruits, Naval personnel, Culture, Acceptability, Behavior

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE