The African American Acculturation Scale II: Cross-validation and short form.

Abstract
Conducted a cross-validation study of H. Landrine and E. A. Klonoff’s (see record 1994-39555-001) 74-item, African American Acculturation Scale (AAAS) with 175 African Americans (AAs; aged 17-59 yrs). Ss differed significantly from the standardization sample of 123 AAs in age and ethnic composition of neighborhood of residence. However, the majority of the AAAS subscales and their Cronbach’s alphas were stable across the 2 samples. Data from the samples were combined and factor analyzed, creating a short version of the scale (AAAS-33). The AAAS-33 consists of 33 items assessing 10 factors of AA culture. The validity of the AAAS-33 was tested using the scores of the AAs, 5 Whites, and 11 Latinos and Asians. AAAS-33 had high internal consistency, split-half reliability, and clear concurrent and group differences validity. Scores on the subscales and on the total AAAS-33 were not related to social class, education, or social class of origin. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)

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