American and Puerto Rican Cultural Involvement Scales (APRCIS)

American and Puerto Rican Cultural Involvement Scales (APRCIS)
Cortes‚ Rogler‚ & Malgady‚ 1994
 
1. How important is it to you to celebrate holidays in the American way?
2. How much are American values a part of your life?
3. How comfortable would you be in a group of Americans who don’t speak Spanish?
4. How important is it to you to raise your children with American values?
5. How proud are you of being American?
6. Do you think Americans are kind and generous?
7. How much do you enjoy American TV programs?
8. How much do you enjoy speaking English?
9. How many days a week would you like to eat American food?
10. How much are Puerto Rican values a part of your life?
11. How important is it to you to celebrate holidays in the Puerto Rican way?
12. How important is it to you to raise your children with Puerto Rican values?
13. How comfortable would you be in a group of Puerto Ricans who don’t speak English?
14. How proud are you of being Puerto Rican?
15. How much do you enjoy speaking Spanish?
16. How much do you enjoy Spanish TV programs?
17. How many days a week would you like to eat Puerto Rican food?
18. Do you think Puerto Ricans are kind and generous?
de‎leted items:
How important would it be to you for your children to have all American friends?
How important would it be to you for your children to have all Puerto Rican friends?
 
Language use‚ values‚ ethnic pride‚ food preferences‚ and child-rearing practices
 
The Cronbach’s alpha American culture was .78 and Puerto Rican culture was .73
 
1 = Not at all; 4 = Very much
Anglo-American culture (items 1–9) and Puerto-Rican culture (items 10–18).
 
This instrument can be found at: http://www.springer.com/978-1-4419-6696-4

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