Cultural Distance Scale

Cultural Distance Scale
Babiker‚ Cox‚ and M.C. (1980)
Revised by Ward and Searle (1991)
1. Climate/weather
2. Clothing
3. Language
4. Kind of school
5. Food
6. Praying
7. ha‎ving a TV‚ video and sofa at home (e.g.‚ standard of living)
8. Kind of games played‚ recreational activities
9. Family life
10. Forming friendships.
This instrument can be found on page 86 of “In Moving to a New Country: Children and Adolescent’s Adaptation”‚ available online at:
0 = No different to USA‚ 1 = A little different‚ 2 = Some difference‚ 3 = A lot different‚ 4 = Extremely different.

Babiker‚ I.‚ Cox‚ J.‚ & M.C.‚ M. (1980). The measurement of Cultural Distance and its relation to medical consultations‚ symptomatology and examination performance of overseas students at Edinburg University. Social Psychiatry‚ 15‚ 109–116.

Shenoy‚ Uma A. 1996. In Moving to a New Country: Children and Adolescent’s Adaptation. Virginia Polytechnic Institute. ma‎ster’s Thesis