Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

11 p.

Publication Date

8-2013

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Source Publication

Journal of Latina/o Psychology

Source ISSN

2163-0070

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1037/lat0000003; PubMed Central: PMCID 3776479

Abstract

The current project sought to develop the Mexican Intercultural Competence Scale, which assesses group-specific skills and attributes that facilitate effective cultural interactions, among adults of Mexican descent. Study 1 involved an exploratory factor analysis (N = 184) that identified 5 factors including Ambition/Perseverance, Networking, the Traditional Latino Culture, Family Relationships, and Communication. In Study 2, a confirmatory factor analysis provided evidence for the 5-factor model for adults of Mexican origin living in the Midwest (N = 341) region of the United States. The general findings are discussed in terms of a competence-based formulation of cultural adaptation and include theoretical and clinical implications.

Comments

Accepted version. Journal of Latina/o Psychology, Vol. 1, No. 3 (August 2013): 171-181. DOI. © American Psychological Association 2013. Used with permission.

This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.

Included in

Psychology Commons

Share

COinS