ARSMA

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ARSMAAcculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans
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HHANES measured acculturation using an abbreviated version of the Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans (ARSMA) (Cuellar, Harris, & Jasso, 1980), which included eight items that assessed language preference and ethnic identification.
Using the Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans (Cuellar, Harris, & Jasso, 1980), Mexican Americans had to be classified as "very Mexican," "Mexican-oriented bicultural," or "syntonic bicultural," not "Anglo-oriented bicultural" or "very Anglicized."
Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans. The Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans (ARSMA; Cuellar, Harris & Jasso, 1980) is a self-report questionnaire designed to assess level of acculturation in both nonclinical and clinical populations.
Finally, participants who indicated they were monolingual in English or Spanish on the Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans were also excluded in order to create a sample homogeneous with regard to bilingual English-Spanish abilities.
The SL-ASIA was modeled after the Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans (Cuellar, Harris, & Jasso, 1980) and dichotomizes Asian and Anglo identification along a continuum between highly identified Asian and highly identified Anglo, with bicultural functioning represented in the center.