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Pages: 8690-8698
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-617-8491-2
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2017.2061

Conference name: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2017
Location: Valencia, Spain

EXAMINING CULTURAL ADAPTATION ACROSS TWO CULTURAL CONTEXTS: HOW DIFFERENT ARE YOUNG ADULTS IN SPAIN AND THE UNITED STATES?

P. Portes1, D. Boada1, L. Cabrera2, T. Pozo3, W. Mira1, M. Whatley1

1University of Georgia (UNITED STATES)
2Universidad de La Laguna (SPAIN)
3Universidad de Granada (SPAIN)
This study explores ethnic and gender differences in the sociocultural adaptation and adjustment of college students from a cultural-historical theoretical lens. We validate the Cultural Adaptation and Development Inventory (CADI), a new multidimensional test instrument that allows the role of social contexts to be examined in defining individual/group differences. This new tool assesses differences in cultural adaptation for both acculturated and acculturating groups in general. The CADI is a self-report validated across multi-ethnic groups for whom various psychometric aspects are reviewed here from published and unpublished pilot studies. The reliability and validity of its a four factor model is described and summarized from a sequence of studies. Construct validity with self-esteem (RSES) and depression (CESD) and Locus of Control was established and will be summarized in the session. Overall, the CADI provided evidence for a culturally valid measurement that shows both convergent and discriminant validity. Predicted group (Dominant vs. non-Dominant) differences were replicated along with gender differences for Discouragement/Discrimination, Agency/helplessness, Integrated Acculturation and Bigotry. We explored differences in cultural adaptation across dominant and non-dominant (D/ND) groups in the United States and Spain. Using multivariate analyses, group-based differences were found for the four CADI factors by D/ND membership and gender. Differences in the cultural adaptation of Spanish and U.S. participants are discussed along with implications regarding the role of national cultural climates and instrument development.The study’s cultural and face validity is further discussed in relation to Berry’s (2002), Portes (1999) and other models carrying implications for future assessments of groups’ fit in multicultural contexts.
@InProceedings{PORTES2017EXA,
author = {Portes, P. and Boada, D. and Cabrera, L. and Pozo, T. and Mira, W. and Whatley, M.},
title = {EXAMINING CULTURAL ADAPTATION ACROSS TWO CULTURAL CONTEXTS: HOW DIFFERENT ARE YOUNG ADULTS IN SPAIN AND THE UNITED STATES?},
series = {11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2017 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-8491-2},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2017.2061},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2017.2061},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {6-8 March, 2017},
year = {2017},
pages = {8690-8698}}
TY - CONF
AU - P. Portes AU - D. Boada AU - L. Cabrera AU - T. Pozo AU - W. Mira AU - M. Whatley
TI - EXAMINING CULTURAL ADAPTATION ACROSS TWO CULTURAL CONTEXTS: HOW DIFFERENT ARE YOUNG ADULTS IN SPAIN AND THE UNITED STATES?
SN - 978-84-617-8491-2/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2017.2061
PY - 2017
Y1 - 6-8 March, 2017
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2017 Proceedings
SP - 8690
EP - 8698
ER -
P. Portes, D. Boada, L. Cabrera, T. Pozo, W. Mira, M. Whatley (2017) EXAMINING CULTURAL ADAPTATION ACROSS TWO CULTURAL CONTEXTS: HOW DIFFERENT ARE YOUNG ADULTS IN SPAIN AND THE UNITED STATES?, INTED2017 Proceedings, pp. 8690-8698.
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