Cultural competence/Vancouver cultural acculturation index

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The Vancouver Index of Acculturation (VIA) includes 20 items. [1]

The following items are measured on a 9 point scale (disagree / Agree, "Please circle one of the numbers to the right of each question to indicate your degree of agreement or disagreement.")

1. I often participate in my heritage cultural traditions.
2. I often participate in mainstream American cultural traditions.
3. I would be willing to marry a person from my heritage culture.
4. I would be willing to marry a white American person.
5. I enjoy social activities with people from the same heritage culture as myself.
6. I enjoy social activities with typical American people.
7. I am comfortable interacting with people of the same heritage culture as myself.
8. I am comfortable interacting with typical American people.
9. I enjoy entertainment (e.g. movies, music) from my heritage culture.
10. I enjoy American entertainment (e.g. movies, music).
11. I often behave in ways that are typical of my heritage culture.
12. I often behave in ways that are typically American.
13. It is important for me to maintain or develop the practices of my heritage culture.
14. It is important for me to maintain or develop American cultural practices.
15. I believe in the values of my heritage culture.
16. I believe in mainstream American values.
17. I enjoy the jokes and humor of my heritage culture.
18. I enjoy white American jokes and humor.
19. I am interested in having friends from my heritage culture.
20. I am interested in having white American friends.


References:

  1. Ryder, A.G., Alden, L., & Paulhus, D.L. (2000). Is acculturation unidimensional or bidimensional?: A head-to-head comparison in the prediction of demographics, personality, self-identity, and adjustment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 49-65.