A Measure of Traditionalism for American Indian Children and Families: Psychometric Properties and Factor Structure
American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center
Factor analytic findings from culturally specific instruments measuring traditionalism as one aspect of cultural identity are described, based on the self-reports of American Indian children and parents. Findings indicate that traditionalism is a multidimensional construct that can be measured reliably. Results are important because few psychometrically adequate instruments exist to assess either traditionalism or acculturation among American Indian families. Implications for refinements in measuring child and family acculturation and examining the relationship with the social/emotional development of American Indian children are discussed.
Morris, C. H., Crowley, S. L., & Thomas Morris, C. (2002). A measure of traditionalism for American Indian children and families: Psychometric properties and factor structure. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 10(3), 33 - 55. (Http://www.uchsc.edu/ai/ncaianmkr/journal/10(3).pdf)