Bicultural Involvement Questionnaire (BIQ)
Szapocznik‚ J.‚ Kurtines‚ W. M.‚ & Fernandez‚ T. (1980)
A. How comfortable do you feel speaking SPANISH: [1 = Not at all comfortable to 5 = Very comfortable]
1. at HOME2. in SCHOOL3. at WORK4. with FRIENDS5. in GENERAL
B. How comfortable do you feel speaking ENGLISH: [1 = Not at all comfortable to 5 = Very comfortable]
6. at HOME7. in SCHOOL8. at WORK9. with FRIENDS10. in GENERAL
C. How much do you enjoy: [1 = Not at all to 5 = Very much]
11. Hispanic music12. Hispanic dances13. Hispanic-oriented places14. Hispanic type recreation15. Hispanic T.V. programs16. Hispanic radio station17. Hispanic books and magazines
D. How much do you enjoy: [1 = Not at all to 5 = Very much]
18. American music19. American dances20. American-oriented places21. American-type recreation22. American T.V. programs23. American radio stations24. American books and magazines
E. Sometimes life is not as we really want it. If you could have your way‚ how would you like thefollowing aspects of your life to be like? [1 = I would wish to be this to be completely Hispanic to 5 = Iwould wish this to be completely American]
25. Food:26. Language:27. Music:28. T.V. programs29. Books/magazines30. Dances:31. Radio programs32. Way of celebrating birthdays33. Way of celebrating weddings
· race or ethnicity
This instrument can be found on pages 140-142 of Latino Families and Youth: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at: http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_view&gid=23171&Itemid=
Five-point scale with only endpoints labeled (items 1-24).
1 = Not at all comfortable
5 = Very comfortable
1 = Not at all
5 = Very much
1 = I would wish to be this to be completely Hispanic
2 = I would wish this to be mostly Hispanic
3 = I would with this to be both Hispanic & American
4 = I would wish this to be mostly American
5 = I would wish this to be completely American
Americanism: Sum items 6-10‚ 18-24‚ and 25-33
Hispanicism: Sum items 1-5‚ 11-17‚ and the reverse weights of items 25-33
The biculturalism scale is obtained by
Biculturalism score = Hispanicism score – Americanism score
Scores close to zero indicate biculturalism while scores away from zero indicate monoculturalism. A positive difference indicates monoculturalism inthe Hispanic direction while a negative difference indicates monoculturalism in the American direction.
The cultural involvement score is obtained by adding the Hispanicism and Americanism score; a high score indicates cultural involvement while a low score indicates cultural marginality.
Szapocznik‚ J.‚ Kurtines‚ W. M.‚ & Fernandez‚ T. (1980). Bicultural involvement and adjustment in Hispanic-American youths. International Journal of Intercultural Relations‚ 4(3-4)‚ 353-365.