Los Angeles Epidemiologic Catchment Area Acculturation Scale (LAECA)

Los Angeles Epidemiologic Catchment Area Acculturation Scale (LAECA)
Burnam‚ Hough‚ Telles‚ & Escobar‚ 1987
 
1.    Generation
2.    Language spoken
3.    Language preferred
4.    Language use with spouse
5.    Language use with children
6.    Language use with parents
7.    Language use with co-workers
8.    Language use with friends
9.    Language of TV viewing
10.Language of radio listening
11.Language of thinking
12.Language reads better
13.Language used when reading
14.Language writes better
15.Ethnicity of people in neighborhood
16.Ethnicity of co-workers
17.Ethnicity of close friends
18.Proportion of time spent eating Hispanic foods
19.Proportion of time spent listening to Latin music
20.Proportion of time spent celebrating Hispanic traditions
21.Ethnicity of leisure time social environment
22.Ethnic background
23.Mother’s ethnic background
24.Father’s ethnic background
25.Country spent childhood
26.Proportion of life lived in United States versus Hispanic country
 
Language‚ social activities and ethnic background
Item 1: 1 = First; 2 = Second; 3 = Third; 4 = Fourth; 5 = Fifth
Item 2–3: 1 = Spanish only; 2 = Mostly Spanish; 3 =Both Equally; 4 = Mostly English; 5 = English only
Items 4–14: 1 = Spanish only; 2 = Spanish better; 3 = Both equally; 4 = English better; 5 = English only
15–17: 1 = All Hispanic; 2 = Most Hispanic; 3 =Half Hispanic; 4 = Few Hispanic; 5 = None Hispanic
Items 18–20: 1 = All of the time; 2 = Most of the time; 3 = Half of the time; 4 = Sometimes; 5 = Never
Item 21: 1 = All Hispanic; 2 = Most Hispanic; 3 = Half Hispanic; 4 = Few Hispanic; 5 = None Hispanic
Items 22–24: 1 = Mexican; 2 = Chicano; 3 = Mexican American; 4 = Latin American‚ other Hispanic American; 5 = Anglo American or other
Item 25: 2 = Other; 4 = United States
Item 26: 2 = Mostly Hispanic‚ partly United States; 3 = Equal; 4 = Mostly United States‚ partly Hispanic; 5 = United States only
 
This instrument can be found at: http://www.springer.com/978-1-4419-6696-4

Burnam‚ M. A. Hough‚ R. L.‚ Telles‚ C. A.‚ & Escobar‚ J. I. (1987). Measurement of acculturation in a community population of Mexican Americans. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences‚ 9‚ 105–130.

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