Multicultural Acculturation Scale

Multicultural Acculturation Scale (MAS)
Instructions: Please circle the response that is closest to the way that you act or feel right now. Remember‚ there are no right or wrong answers. We are interested in your personal feelings and opinions. Please do not skip any of the questions. If you are unsure of an answer‚ please circle your best guess.
 
1. Which best describes your current use of English?
a. Do not to use English at all.
b. Use English only when need to‚ to greet neighbors‚ buy groceries.
c. Use English with people who speak both Vietnamese and English.
d. Use English most of the time‚ except with elders‚ children‚ or those who speak only Vietnamese.
e. Use English almost all the time‚ even at home with family and friends who speak Vietnamese.
 
2. Which best describes your current use of Vietnamese?
a. Do not to use Vietnamese at all.
b. Use Vietnamese only when need to‚ to greet acquaintances‚ shop in Vietnamese stores.
c. Use Vietnamese with people who speak both Vietnamese and English.
d. Use Vietnamese except at work or with those who speak only English.
e. Use Vietnamese almost all the time‚ even at home‚ at work‚ and with friends.
 
3. How much are your everyday activities similar to what most Anglo-Americans do?
A. Do you usually cook and eat Anglo-American foods in your home?
a. Not at all; do not eat Anglo-American foods.
b. Once a month; only on special occasions.
c. Eat Anglo-American foods about half the time; for breakfast and lunch‚ but not usually for dinner.
d. Usually eat Anglo-American foods except for special occasions or entertaining.
e. Eat Anglo-American foods for almost every meal and for most special occasions.
 
4. How much are your everyday activities similar to what most Vietnameses do?
A. Do you usually cook and eat Vietnamese foods in your home?
a. Not at all; do not eat Vietnamese foods.
b. Once a month; only on special occasions.
c. Eat Vietnamese foods about half the time‚ usually for dinner or have the time to prepare.
d. Usually eat Vietnamese foods except for American holidays or special occasions.
e. Eat Vietnamese foods for almost every meal and even for holidays most special occasions
B. Do you follow Anglo-American rules of behavior and discipline for your children?
a. Do not use Anglo-American ways of raising children. Children have many rules and duties and are closely supervised.
b. Children have more rules and less freedom than most Anglo-American children.
c. Children are allowed some independence but are more taught more respect than Americans.
d. Children have most of the same privileges and responsibility as their American friends.
e. Children have all the same privileges and rules as their American friends.
B. Do you follow Vietnamese rules of behavior and discipline for your children?
a. Do not use Vietnamese ways of raising children. Children are encouraged to be independent.
b. Do not follow most of the Vietnamese rules as they are very difficult to enforce.
c. Children follow some traditional rules but not others; choose only those which work.
d. Children are taught traditional rules and effort is made to enforce these.
e. Children are raised with traditional rules and are taught to obey and respect their elders.
C. Do you take part in Anglo-American recreational and social activities?
a. Do not take part in Anglo-American sports‚ social events‚ or holidays.
b. Take part in a few activities like American holidays or special events.
c. Take part in some Anglo-American activities on a regular basis.
d. Take part in many forms of Anglo-American entertainment and recreation.
e. Take part in all forms of Anglo-American activities at home and in the community.
C. Do you take part in Vietnamese recreational and social activities?
a. Do not take part in Vietnamese events‚ celebrations‚ or games.
b. Take part in a few activities‚ like Vietnamese holidays or special events.
c. Take part in some Vietnamese activities on a regular basis‚ like shows‚ martial arts‚ parties.
d. Take part in many forms of Vietnamese entertainment and recreation.
e. Take part in all types of Vietnamese entertainment and recreation at home and in the community.
 
5. What is your present job or occupation?
A. How many of the workers in the same type of jobs are Anglo-Americans?
a. None are Anglo-American
b. A few are Anglo-American
c. Half are Anglo-American
d. Most are Anglo-American
e. Almost all are Anglo-American
 
6. In terms of your present job or occupation . . .
A. How many of the workers in the same type of jobs are of Vietnamese origin?
a. None are of Vietnamese origin
b. A few are of Vietnamese origin
c. Half are of Vietnamese origin
d. Most are of Vietnamese origin
e. Almost all are of Vietnamese origin
B. How many of the bosses or supervisors in your workplace are Anglo- Americans?
a. None are Anglo-American
b. A few are Anglo-American
c. Half are Anglo-American
d. Most are Anglo-American
e. Almost all are Anglo-American
B. How many of the bosses or supervisors in your workplace are of Vietnamese origins?
a. None are of Vietnamese origin
b. A few are of Vietnamese origin
c. Half are of Vietnamese origin
d. Most are of Vietnamese origin
e. Almost all are of Vietnamese origin
 
7. How well do you know the history of the United States?
a. Not at all; have never studied.
b. A little; have never studied formally but I am aware of a few historical events.
c. Somewhat; know names of past presidents and major historical events.
d. Well; have studied history in classes.
e. Very well; have read and studied a lot.
 
8. How familiar are you with the history of your country of origin?
a. Not at all; have never studied.
b. A little; have never studied formally but I am aware of a few historical events.
c. Somewhat; know names of past leaders and major historical events.
d. Well; have studied history in classes.
e. Very well; have read and studied a lot.
 
9. How many of the families in the neighborhood where you live are Anglo-Americans?
a. None
b. A few
c. Half
d. Most
e. Almost all
 
10. How many of the families in the neighborhood where you live are also of Vietnamese origin?
a. None
b. A few
c. Half
d. Most
e. Almost all
 
11. Which of the following best describes your friendships with Anglo-Americans?
a. Have no close friends who are Anglo-Americans.
b. Have a very few Anglo-American friends whom I see a few times a year.
c. Have several close Anglo-American friends.
d. Have many close Anglo-American friends whom I see regularly for social events.
e. Almost all of my friends are Anglo-Americans.
 
12. How many of your closest friends whom you see on a regular basis are also of Vietnamese origin?
a. Have no close friends who are of Vietnamese origin.
b. Have a very few Vietnamese friends whom I see a few times a year.
c. Have several close Vietnamese friends.
d. Have many close Vietnamese friends whom I see regularly for social events.
e. Almost all of my friends are of Vietnamese origin.
 
13. Think of your home when you were growing up as a child. How much did your parents do each of the following?
A. Did you usually cook and eat Anglo-American foods in your home?
a. Not at all; did not eat Anglo-American foods.
b. Once a month; only on special occasions.
c. Ate Anglo-American foods about half the time; for breakfast and lunch but not usually for dinner.
d. Usually ate Anglo-American foods except for special occasions or entertaining.
e. Ate Anglo-American foods for almost every meal and for most special occasions.
 
14. Think of your home when you were growing up as a child. How much did your parents do each of the following?
A. Did you usually cook and eat Vietnamese foods in your home?
a. Not at all; did not eat Vietnamese foods.
b. Once a month; only on special occasions.
c. Ate Vietnamese foods about half the time‚ usually for dinner or have the time to prepare.
d. Usually ate Vietnamese foods except for non-Vietnamese holidays or special occasions.
e. Ate Vietnamese foods for almost every meal and even for holidays most special occasions
B. Did your parents follow Anglo-American rules of behavior and discipline?
a. Did not use Anglo-American ways of raising children. As a child‚ I had many rules and duties and was closely supervised.
b. As a child‚ I had more rules and less freedom than most Anglo-American children.
c. As a child‚ I was allowed some independence but was more taught more respect than Americans.
d. As a child I had most of the same privileges and responsibility as American children.
e. As a child‚ I had all the same privileges and rules as American children.
B. Did your parents follow Vietnamese rules of behavior and discipline?
a. Did not use Vietnamese ways of raising children. As a child‚ I was encouraged to be independent and outspoken.
b. Did not follow most of the Vietnamese rules as most were very difficult to enforce.
c. As a child‚ I followed some traditional rules but not others; parents used only those that worked.
d. As a child‚ I was taught traditional rules and effort was made to enforce these.
e. As a child‚ I was raised with traditional rules and was taught to obey and respect my elders.
C. As a child‚ did your family take part in Anglo-American recreational and social activities?
a. Our family did not take part in Anglo-American sports‚ social events‚ or holidays.
b. Our family took part in a few activities like American holidays or special events.
c. Our family took part in some Anglo-American activities on a regular basis.
d. Our family took part in many forms of Anglo-American entertainment and recreation.
e. Our family took part in all forms of Anglo-American activities at home and in the community.
C. As a child‚ did your family take part in Vietnamese recreational and social activities?
a. Our family did not take part in Vietnamese events‚ celebrations‚ or games.
b. Our family took part in a few activities‚ like Vietnamese holidays or special events.
c. Our family took part in some Vietnamese activities on a regular basis‚ like shows‚ martial arts‚ parties.
d. Our family took part in many forms of Vietnamese entertainment and recreation.
e. Our family took part in all types of Vietnamese entertainment and recreation at home and in the community.
15.
A. How much do you listen to Anglo-American style music?
a. Not at all.
b. A little‚ only with American friends.
c. Sometimes but do not buy American records or tapes.
d. Frequently listen to American music.
e. Listen to and buy American music most of the time.
16.
A. How much do you listen to Vietnamese style music?
a. Not at all.
b. A little‚ only with Vietnamese friends.
c. Sometimes but do not buy Vietnamese records or tapes.
d. Frequently listen to Vietnamese music.
e. Listen to and purchase Vietnamese music most of the time.
B. How much do you watch Anglo-American shows (TV‚ videos‚ movies)?
a. Not at all.
b. A little‚ only with American friends.
c. Sometimes on TV‚ but usually do not go to American movies or rent videos.
d. Frequently watch American movies and videos.
e. Watch American movies and videos most of the time.
B. How much do you watch Vietnamese shows (TV‚ videos‚ movies)?
a. Not at all.
b. A little; only with Vietnamese friends.
c. Sometimes on TV but usually do not go to Vietnamese movies or rent videos.
d. Frequently watch Vietnamese movies and videos.
e. Watch Vietnamese movies and videos most of the time.
C. How much do you take part in Anglo-American cultural activities‚ such as local concerts‚ fireworks‚ parades‚ museum shows‚ art galleries‚ and local sports events?
a. Not at all.
b. Once or twice year‚ usually when invited by American friends.
c. Occasionally‚ with both American and Vietnamese friends.
d. Regularly; make an effort to be informed about American cultural events.
e. Often; will go alone or will invite friends or help organize events.
C. How much do you take part in Vietnamese cultural activities‚ such as New year’s and other holiday celebrations‚ banquets‚ film showings‚ association meetings‚ and informal dinners?
a. Not at all.
b. Once or twice year‚ usually when invited by relatives or friends.
c. Occasionally‚ with both American and Vietnamese friends.
d. Regularly; make an effort to be informed about Vietnamese cultural events.
e. Often; will go alone or will invite friends or help organize events.
 
17. In terms of your own knowledge about the customs and rules‚ how much difficulty do you feel you (would) have in living in a community in which all the other people were Anglo-Americans?
a. No difficulty.
b. A little difficulty.
c. Some difficulty.
d. Much difficulty.
e. Very much difficulty.
 
18. In terms of your own knowledge about the customs and rules‚ how much difficulty do you feel you (would) have in living in a community in which all the other members were of Vietnamese origin?
a. No difficulty.
b. A little difficulty.
c. Some difficulty.
d. Much difficulty.
e. Very much difficulty.
 
19. In terms of where you are living right now‚ how much do you feel like you are living in an Anglo-American neighborhood?
a. Not at all.
b. A little.
c. Somewhat.
d. Much.
e. Very much.
 
20. In terms of where you are living right now‚ how much do you feel like you are living in a Vietnamese neighborhood?
a. Not at all.
b. A little.
c. Somewhat.
d. Much.
e. Very much.
 
21. What is your current religion?
A. How much do you take part in activities sponsored by a religious organization which is mostly Anglo-American?
a. Not at all.
b. Once or twice year‚ usually with American friends for special events.
c. Occasionally‚ with both Americans and other Vietnamese.
d. Regularly‚ more than twice a month with friends or family.
e. Often; will go alone or will invite friends or help organize events.
22.
A. How much do you take part in activities sponsored by a religious organization which is mostly Vietnamese?
a. Not at all.
b. Once or twice year‚ usually with Vietnamese friends or relatives for special events.
c. Occasionally‚ with both Americans and other Vietnamese.
d. Regularly‚ more than twice a month with friends or family.
e. Often; will go alone or will invite friends or help organize events.
B. How similar are your personal religious beliefs to those of most Anglo-Americans?
a. Religious beliefs are very different from those of most Anglo-Americans.
b. Religious beliefs are somewhat different.
c. Some religious beliefs are similar but some are also very different.
d. Religious beliefs are somewhat similar.
e. Religious beliefs are very similar to those of most Anglo-Americans.
B. How similar are your personal religious beliefs to those of most traditional Vietnamese?
a. Religious beliefs are very different from those of most traditional Vietnamese.
b. Religious beliefs are somewhat different.
c. Some religious beliefs are similar but some are also very different.
d. Religious beliefs are somewhat similar.
e. Religious beliefs are very similar to those of most traditional Vietnamese.
 
23. If asked‚ what would you call yourself ethnically?
When you think of your ethnic identity‚ how much of the time do you identify yourself as an ‘‘American’’?
a. Not at all.
b. A little.
c. Somewhat.
d. Much.
e. Very much.
 
24. What ‘‘label’’ would you give to a person of your ethnic background who is living in America?
How much of the time do you identify yourself using that label?
a. Not at all.
b. A little.
c. Somewhat.
d. Much.
e. Very much.
 
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