Feelings About Culture Scales: Development, factor structure, reliability, and validityCultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology (2014)
AbstractAlthough measures of cultural identity, values, and behavior exist in the multicultural psychological literature, there is currently no measure that explicitly assesses ethnic minority individuals’ positive and negative affect toward culture. Therefore, we developed 2 new measures called the Feelings About Culture Scale—Ethnic Culture and Feelings About Culture Scale—Mainstream American Culture and tested their psychometric properties. In 6 studies, we piloted the measures, conducted factor analyses to clarify their factor structure, and examined reliability and validity. The factor structure revealed 2 dimensions reflecting positive and negative affect for each measure. Results provided evidence for convergent, discriminant, criterion-related, and incremental validity as well as the reliability of the scales. The Feelings About Culture Scales are the first known measures to examine both positive and negative affect toward an individual’s ethnic culture and mainstream American culture. The focus on affect captures dimensions of psychological experiences that differ from cognitive and behavioral constructs often used to measure cultural orientation. These measures can serve as a valuable contribution to both research and counseling by providing insight into the nuanced affective experiences ethnic minority individuals have toward culture. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract).
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Citation InformationCara S. Maffini and Y. J. Wong. "Feelings About Culture Scales: Development, factor structure, reliability, and validity" Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology (2014)
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