Acculturation Index for Mexican Americans (AIMA)

Acculturation Index for Mexican Americans (AIMA)
Mainous‚ 1989
 
1.    Language spoken with friends
2.    Language spoken with siblings
3.    Language of interview
4.    Self-definition as an American of Mexican descent
5.    Self-definition as a Mexican American
6.    Self-definition as a US Native
7.    Self-definition as a US citizen
8.    Self-definition as a foreigner
9.    Self-definition as an immigrant
 
language use‚ Self-definition as an Insider and Self-definition as an Outsider
 
Items 1–3: 1 = English only; 2 = Mostly English; 3 = Both languages about equal; 4 = Mostly Spanish; 5 = Spanish only
Items 4–7: 1 = American of Mexican descent; 2 = Mexican American; 3 = US Citizen; 4 = US Native
Items 8–9: 1 = Foreigner; 2 = Immigrant
Language (items: 1-3)‚ Self-definition as an Insider (three: 4–7)‚ and Self-definition as an Outsider (items: 8 and 9)
 
This instrument can be found at: http://www.springer.com/978-1-4419-6696-4
 

Mainous‚ A. (1989). Self-concept as an indicator of acculturation in Mexican Americans. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences‚ 11‚ 178–89.

Davis LE and Engel RJ. Measuring Race and Ethnicity. New York‚ NY: Springer 2011.