Bicultural involvement and adjustment in Hispanic-American youths

José Szapocznik, William M. Kurtines, Tatjana Fernandez

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This article discusses two dimensions of bicultural involvement and reports on the development and validation of a biculturalism and a cultural involvement scale for operationalizing both of these dimensions. Subjects for this study consisted of Hispanic-American junior high school students living in the Greater Miami area. Both scales proved to be reliable and valid for Cuban-Americans. Theoretical and clinical implications of biculturalism to adjustment are discussed, and data to substantiate this relationship are presented; bicultural youngsters were better adjusted than monocultural youngsters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-365
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Intercultural Relations
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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