Acculturative Stress Scale—Children’s Versions (SAFE-C)

Acculturative Stress Scale—Children’s Versions (SAFE-C)
The Societal‚ Academic‚ Familial‚ and Environmental Acculturative Stress Scale: Children’s Version
Chavez‚ Moran‚ Reid‚ & Lopez‚ 1997
1.    I feel bad when others made jokes about people who are in the same group as me.
2.    It’s hard for me to talk to new kids.
3.    I have more things that get in my way than most people do.
4.    It bothers me that people in my family who I am close to don’t understand the things that I think are important‚ that are new to them.
5.    People in my family who I am close to have plans for when I grow up that I don’t like.
6.    It bothers me when someone in my family is very sick.
7.    It bothers me when my parents argue.
8.    It’s hard for me to tell my friends how I really feel.
9.    I don’t have any close friends.
10.It’s hard for me to ask questions in class.
11.I worry about what other kids think about me.
12.Many people believe certain things about the way people in my group act‚ think‚ or are‚ and they treat me as if those things are true.
13.I worry about ha‎ving to take tests in school.
14.I don’t feel at home here in the United States.
15.People think I am shy‚ when I really just have trouble speaking English.
16.I worry about being sick.
17.The thought of my family and I moving to a new place bothers me.
18.I often feel that people purposely try to stop me from getting better at something.
19.I worry that other kids won’t like me.
20.It bothers me when people force me to be like everyone else.
21.I worry that other kids are making fun of me.
22.I often feel like people who are supposed to help are really not paying any attention to me.
23.It bothers me when I am not with my family.
24.Because of the group I am in‚ I don’t get the grades I deserve.
25.It bothers me when I argue with my brother/sister.
26.I worry about getting my report card.
27.It bothers me that I have an accent.
28.It’s hard to be away from the country I used to live in.
29.I think a lot about my group and its culture.
30.It bothers me when some countries of the world don’t get along.
31.It’s hard to talk with my teacher.
32.Because of the group I am in‚ I feel others don’t include me in some of the things they do‚ games they play‚ etc.
33.It’s hard for me to “show off’ my family.
34.People think badly of me if I practice customs or I do the “special things” of my group.
35.I have a hard time understanding what others say when they speak.
36.I worry about ha‎ving enough money.
general social stress‚ process oriented stress and perceived discrimination stress
This instrument can be found at:
0=Doesn’t apply to me‚ 1= Doesn’t bother me‚ 2= Almost never bothers me‚ 3= Sometimes bothers me‚ 4= Often bothers me‚ 5= Bothers me a lot
General social stress (items: 2‚ 6‚ 7‚ 10‚ 11‚ 13‚ 16‚ 17‚ 19‚ 21‚ 23‚ 25‚ 26‚ 30‚ 31‚ 36)‚ process oriented stress (items: 3‚ 4‚ 5‚ 8‚ 9‚ 14‚ 15‚ 18‚ 20‚ 22‚ 27‚ 28‚ 29‚ 35) and perceived discrimination stress (items: 1‚ 12‚ 41‚ 32‚ 33‚ 34).

Chavez‚ D. V.‚ Moran‚ V. R.‚ Reid‚ S. L.‚ & Lopez‚ M. (1997). Acculturative stress in children: A modification of the SAFE scale. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences‚ 19‚ 34-44.

Fuertes‚ Jairo N.; Westbrook‚ Franklin D. 1996. Using the Social‚ Attitudinal‚ Familial‚ and Environmental (S.A.F.E.) Acculturation Stress Scale to assess the adjustment needs of Hispanic college students. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development‚ Vol 29(2);67-76.