Bidimensional Acculturation Scale for Hispanics (BAS)

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

Bidimensional Acculturation Scale for Hispanics (BAS)
Marín & Gamba‚ 1996
Language Use Subscale
1.    How often do you speak English?
2.    How often do you speak in English with your friends?
3.    How often do you think in English?
4.    How often do you speak Spanish?
5.    How often do you speak in Spanish with your friends?
6.    How often do you think in Spanish?
Linguistic Proficiency Subscale
7.    How well do you speak English?
8.    How well do you read in English?
9.    How well do you understand TV programs in English?
10.How well do you understand radio programs in English?
11.How well do you write in English?
12.How well do you understand music in English?
13.How well do you speak Spanish?
14.How well do you read in Spanish?
15.How well do you understand TV programs in Spanish?
16.How well do you understand radio programs in Spanish?
17.How well do you write in Spanish?
18.How well do you understand music in Spanish?
Electronic Media Subscale
19.How often do you watch TV programs in English?
20.How often do you listen to radio programs in English?
21.How often do you listen to music in English?
22.How often do you watch TV programs in Spanish?
23.How often do you listen to radio programs in Spanish?
24.How often do you listen to music in Spanish?
Language Use‚ Linguistic Proficiency‚ and Electronic Media
The Cronbach’s alpha was .90 for the Hispanic domain and .96 for the non-Hispanic domain.
Items 1–6: 1 = Almost never; 2 = Sometimes; 3 = Often; 4 = Almost always
Items 7–18: 1 = Very poorly; 2 = Poorly; 3 = Well; 4 =Very well
Items 19–24: 1 = Almost never; 2 = Sometimes; 3 =Often; 4 = Almost always
Hispanic domain (items 4‚ 5‚ 6‚ 13‚ 14‚ 15‚ 16‚ 17‚ 18‚ 22‚ 23‚ 24) and a score for the 12 items forming the non-Hispanic domain (items 1‚ 2‚ 3‚ 7‚ 8‚ 9‚ 10‚ 11‚ 12‚ 19‚ 20‚ 21)
This instrument can be found at: http://www.springer.com/978-1-4419-6696-4

Marín‚ G.‚ & Gamba‚ R. J. (1996). A new measurement of acculturation for Hispanics: The bidimensional acculturation scale for Hispanics (BAS) .Hispanic Journal of Behavioral ciences‚ 18‚ 297–316.