Cultural Life Styles Inventory (Version 2.0)

Cultural Life Styles Inventory (Version 2.0)
Mendoza‚ 1989‚ 1994
 
1. What language do you use when you speak with your grandparents?
____a. Only Spanish
____b. More Spanish than English
____c. More English than Spanish
____d. Only English
____e. Both English and Spanish about equally
____f. Other language (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
____g. I do not have any grandparents
2. What language do you use when you speak with your parents?
____a. Only Spanish
____b. More Spanish than English
____c. More English than Spanish
____d. Only English
____e. Both English and Spanish about equally
____f. Other language (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
____g. I do not have any parents
3.  What language do you use when you speak with your brothers and sisters?
____a. Only Spanish
____b. More Spanish than English
____c. More English than Spanish
____d. Only English
____e. Both English and Spanish about equally
____f. Other language (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
____g. I do not have any brothers or sisters
4.  What language do you use when you speak with your spouse or person you live with?
____a. Only Spanish
____b. More Spanish than English
____c. More English than Spanish
____d. Only English
____e. Both English and Spanish about equally
____f. Other language (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
____g. I am not married
5.  What language do you use when you speak with your children?
____a. Only Spanish
____b. More Spanish than English
____c. More English than Spanish
____d. Only English
____e. Both English and Spanish about equally
____f. Other language (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
____g. I do not have any children
6.  What language do you use when you speak with your closet friends?
____a. Only Spanish
____b. More Spanish than English
____c. More English than Spanish
____d. Only English
____e. Both English and Spanish about equally
____f. Other language (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
7.  What language records‚ tapes‚ or compact discs do you own?
____a. Only Spanish-speaking records‚ tapes‚ and compact discs
____b. Mostly Spanish-speaking records‚ tapes‚ and compact discs
____c. Mostly English-speaking records‚ tapes‚ and compact discs
____d. Only English-speaking records‚ tapes‚ and compact discs
____e. Both English- and Spanish-speaking records‚ tapes‚ and compact discs about equally
____f. Records tapes and compact discs in other language (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
____g. I do not own any records‚ tapes‚ or compact discs
8.  What kind of radio stations do you listen to?
____a. Only Spanish-speaking radio stations
____b. Mostly Spanish-speaking radio stations
____c. Mostly English-speaking radio stations
____d. Only English-speaking radio stations
____e. Both English- and Spanish-speaking radio stations about equally
____f. Radio stations in other language (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
9.  What kind of TV programs do you watch?
____a. Only Spanish-speaking TV programs
____b. Mostly Spanish-speaking TV programs
____c. Mostly English-speaking TV programs
____d. Only English-speaking TV programs
____e. Both English- and Spanish-speaking TV programs about equally
____f. TV programs in other language (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
10.  What kind of newspapers and magazines do you read?
____a. Only newspapers and magazines in Spanish
____b. Mostly newspapers and magazines in Spanish
____c. Mostly newspapers and magazines in English
____d. Only newspapers and magazines in English
____e. Both newspapers and magazines in English and Spanish about equally
____f. Newspapers and magazines in other language (please specify:: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
11.  In what language do you pray?
____a. Only Spanish
____b. More Spanish than English
____c. More English than Spanish
____d. Only English
____e. Both English and Spanish about equally
____f. Other language (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
____g. I do not pray
12.  In what language are the jokes with which you are familiar?
____a. All are in Spanish
____b. More are in Spanish than in English
____c. More are in English than in Spanish
____d. All are in English
____e. Some are in English and some are in Spanish about equally
____f. Other language (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
13.  What kind of foods do you typically eat at home?
____a. Only Mexican foods
____b. Mostly Mexican foods
____c. Mostly American (US) foods
____d. Both American (US) and Mexican foods about equally
____e. Other types of foods (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
14.  What kind of restaurants do you typically eat?
____a. Only at Mexican restaurants
____b. Mostly at Mexican restaurants
____c. Mostly at non-Mexican restaurants
____d. Only at non-Mexican restaurants
____f. Other types of restaurants (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
15.  What is the ethnic background of your closet friends?
____a. All are Mexican or Mexican American
____b. Most are Mexican or Mexican American
____c. Most are Anglo American
____d. All are Anglo American
____e. Both Anglo American and Mexican/Mexican American about equally
____f. Other ethnic group (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
16.  What is the ethnic background of the people that you have dated?
____a. All are Mexican or Mexican American
____b. Most are Mexican or Mexican American
____c. Most are Anglo American
____d. All are Anglo American
____e. Both Anglo American and Mexican/Mexican American about equally
____f. Other ethnic group (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
____g. I have never dated anyone
17.  When you go to social functions such as parties‚ dances‚ picnics‚ or sports events‚ what is the ethnic background of the people that you tend to go with?
____a. Always with Mexicans or Mexican Americans
____b. Mostly with Mexicans or Mexican Americans
____c. Mostly with Anglo Americans
____d. Always with Anglo Americans
____e. Both with Anglo Americans and Mexicans/Mexican Americans about equally
____f. Other ethnic group (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
18.  What is the ethnic composition of the neighborhood where you live?
____a. Only Mexican or Mexican American
____b. Mostly Mexican or Mexican American
____c. Mostly Anglo American
____d. Only Anglo American
____e. Both Anglo American and Mexican/Mexican American about equally
____f. Other ethnic group (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
19.  Which national anthem do you know?
____a. Only the Mexican National anthem
____b. Mostly the Mexican national anthem
____c. Mostly the American (US) national anthem
____d. Only the American (US) national anthem
____e. Both the American (US) and Mexican national anthems about equally
____f. Neither the American (US) nor the Mexican national anthems
20.  Which national or cultural heritage do you feel most proud of?
____a. Unquestionably my Mexican heritage
____b. Primarily my Mexican heritage
____c. Primarily my American (US) heritage
____d. Unquestionably my American (US) heritage
____e. Both my American (US) and Mexican heritage about equally
____f. Other national or cultural heritage (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
21. What types of national or cultural holidays (such as Fourth of July and Dieciséis De Septiembre) do you typically celebrate?
____a. Only Mexican holidays
____b. Mostly Mexican holidays
____c. Mostly American (US) holidays
____d. Only American (US) holidays
____e. Both American (US) and Mexican holidays about equally
____f. Other national or cultural holidays (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
____g. I do not celebrate any national or cultural holidays
22. What is the ethnic background of the movie stars and popular singers that you most admire?
____a. All are Mexican‚ Mexican American‚ or Latino
____b. Most are Mexican‚ Mexican American‚ or Latino
____c. Most are Anglo American
____d. All are Anglo American
____e. Some are Anglo American and some are Mexican‚ Mexican American‚ or Latino about equally
____f. Other ethnic group (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
23. If you had a choice‚ what is the ethnic background of the person that you would marry?
____a. Most definitely a Mexican or Mexican American
____b. Preferably a Mexican or Mexican American
____c. Preferably an Anglo American
____d. Most definitely an Anglo American
____e. Either an Anglo American or a Mexican/Mexican American‚ it would not matter to me
____f. Other ethnic group (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
24. If you had children‚ what types of names would you give them?
____a. Most definitely Spanish or Mexican names
____b. Probably Spanish or Mexican names
____c. Probably English or Anglo-American names
____d. Most definitely English or Anglo-American names
____e. Either English/Anglo-American or Spanish/Mexican names‚ it would not matter to me
____f. Other ethnic names (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
25. If you had children‚ in what language would you teach them to read‚ write‚ and speak?
____a. Only in Spanish (with no English)
____b. Primarily in Spanish (with some English)
____c. Primarily in English (with some Spanish)
____d. Only in English (with no Spanish)
____e. Equally in both English and Spanish
____f. Other language (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
26. Which culture and way of life do you believe is responsible for the social problems (such as poverty‚ teenage pregnancies‚ and gangs) found in some Mexican American communities?
____a. Only the Mexican culture
____b. Mostly the Mexican culture
____c. Mostly the American (US) culture
____d. Only the American (US) culture
____e. Both American (US) and Mexican cultures about equally
____f. Other (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
27. At what kind of stores do you typically shop?
____a. Only in stores that have Spanish-speaking workers
____b. Primarily at stores that have Spanish-speaking workers
____c. Primarily at stores that have English-speaking workers
____d. Only in stores that have English-speaking workers
____e. Both‚ at stores that have English-speaking workers and at stores that have Spanish-speaking workers about equally
____f. Other types of stores (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
28. How do you prefer to be identified?
____a. Most definitely as a Mexican‚ Mexican American‚ Chicano‚ Latino‚ or Hispanic
____b. Preferably as a Mexican‚ Mexican American‚ Chicano‚ Latino‚ or Hispanic
____c. Preferably as an American‚ Anglo American‚ or Caucasian
____d. Most definitely as an American‚ Anglo American‚ or Caucasian
____e. Either as an American/Anglo American/Caucasian or as a Mexican/Mexican American/Chicano/Latino/Hispanic‚ I have no preference
____f. Other group (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
29. Which culture and way of life would you say has had the most positive influence on your life?
____a. Most definitely the Mexican culture
____b. Probably the Mexican culture
____c. Probably the American (US) culture
____d. Most definitely the American (US) culture
____e. Both American (US) and Mexican cultures about equally
____f. Other culture (please specify: -‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎--‎-)
 
 
Cultural Resistance (CR)‚ Cultural Shift (CS)‚ and Cultural Incorporation (CI)
Intra-family language‚ extra-family language‚ social affiliation and activities‚  cultural familiarity and activities‚ and cultural identification and pride.
Cronbach’s alpha for each of the five factors were .87 for intra-familial language use; .91 for extra-familial language use; .89 for social affiliation and activities; .84 for cultural familiarity and activities; and .89 for cultural identification and pride.
 
Cultural Resistance (a or b response)‚ Cultural Shift (c or d response)‚ and Cultural Incorporation (e response)
 
This instrument can be found at: http://www.springer.com/978-1-4419-6696-4
 

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