Adaptation of the measurement of acculturation strategies for people of African decent (MASPAD) in measuring acculturation in British Nigerians

Onyigbuo, Chineme Christian and Alexis-Garsee, Camille and van den Akker, Olga (2018) Adaptation of the measurement of acculturation strategies for people of African decent (MASPAD) in measuring acculturation in British Nigerians. Mental Health, Religion & Culture . ISSN 1367-4676 (Published online first)

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Abstract

The MASPAD is a validated and reliable, self-reported scale developed in the USA for measuring acculturation in people of African descent. However, nothing is known about the scale’s suitability for measuring acculturation and religious beliefs/behaviours of people of African descent living in Europe. The present study measured the psychometric properties of the MASPAD among Nigerian immigrants in the UK. Principal component analysis revealed that all variables loaded substantially across six components for acculturation patterns and religious factors, which are: “traditionalist behaviours”, “traditionalist beliefs”, “assimilationist behaviours”, “integrationist behaviours”,“religious beliefs”, and “religious behaviours”. Two new distinct subscales emerged from the adapted MASPAD for assessing religious beliefs and behaviours, which is characteristic of a multidimensional factor structure for acculturation scales. This study has provided important information on the need to develop appropriate measures for people of African descent, relative to their historical and cultural antecedents, as well as immigration contexts.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Applied Health Psychology group
Item ID: 24216
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Mental Health, Religion & Culture on 19/04/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13674676.2018.1455650
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Depositing User: Camille Alexis-Garsee
Date Deposited: 03 May 2018 15:22
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 09:47
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/24216

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