Development of the American Indian Enculturation Scale to assist counseling practice.
Understanding the extent of commitment to and identification with traditional cultural experiences is essential for working with American Indian (AI) people (Whitbeck, 2006). The purpose of this study was to determine the usefulness of a practical measure of enculturation for AI people by examining its reliability and validity within the context of three previous studies.
Winterowd C; Montgomery D; Stumblingbear G; Harless D; Hicks K
American Indian And Alaska Native Mental Health Research (Online)
National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research
Alaska; United States; Acculturation; Counseling methods; Indians, North American psychology; Inuits psychology; Personality Inventory statistics & numerical data; Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Alaska; Cultural Characteristics; Humans; Middle Aged; Psychometrics statistics & numerical data; Reproducibility of Results; Social Environment; Social Identification; Spirituality; United States; Young Adult; Adolescent: 13-18 years; Adult: 19-44 years; Aged: 65+ years; Aged, 80 and over; Middle Aged: 45-64 years; Young Adult: 19-24 years; All Child: 0-18 years; All Adult: 19+ years