1995) developed the ARSMA (Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican-Americans) scale to measure the American and Mexican levels for Mexican-Americans.
To operationalize this construct, this study uses the scale ARSMA (The Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican-Americans) developed by Cuellar et al.
The high Anglo Orientation and Mexican Orientation scores on the ARSMA
indicate the student participants were often heavily acculturated in either the Mexican or Anglo system.
1995) found that the ARSMA
-II had high concurrent validity with the original ARSMA
(r = .
Tests of validity included a correlation of the ARSMA
-II with the original ARSMA
(r = .
89 was established with the original ARSMA
(Cuellar, Harris, & Jasso, 1980).
Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans-It: A revision of the original ARSMA
In a psychology laboratory on the college campus, participants signed a consent form and completed the MJS, MSIS, SDS, and ARSMA
in groups of up to 14.
The ARSMA-II represents a revision of the original ARSMA (Cuellar, Harris, & Jasso, 1980), which is a unidimensional measure of acculturation.
Concurrent validity was established with the original ARSMA and yielded a correlation coefficient of .
1998), the ARSMA
was recently revised and expanded to include both Mexican and Anglo Orientation subscales (ARSMA
-II; Cuellar, Arnold, & Maldonado, 1995).