ERIC Number: EJ1043651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Development and Validation of the Coping with Acculturative Stress in American Schools (Casas-A) Scale on a Latino Adolescent Sample
Castro-Olivo, Sara M.; Palardy, Gregory J.; Albeg, Loren; Williamson, Ariel A.
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v40 n1 p3-15 Dec 2014
The psychometric properties of the Coping With Acculturative Stress in American Schools (CASAS-A) scale were examined using a sample of 148 Latino middle school students. CASAS-A is a self-report scale designed to identify students in need of culturally responsive social-emotional interventions due to having high levels of school-related acculturative stress. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), analyses of internal consistency, correlations with related measures, and group differences among Latino English Language Learners (ELLs) and non-ELLs were examined. The CFA results indicate that the data fit the hypothesized factor structure. The results also support adequate levels of reliability and validity. In addition, significant group differences were found between Latino ELLs and non-ELLs, with Latino ELLs reporting higher levels of acculturative stress in CASAS-A. Implications for future research, as well as recommendations for practitioners who implement culturally responsive interventions, are discussed.
Descriptors: Coping, Stress Variables, Hispanic American Students, English Language Learners, Middle School Students, Correlation, Factor Analysis, Cultural Awareness, Intervention, Psychometrics, Social Development, Emotional Development, Reliability, Validity, Factor Structure, Educational Environment, Measures (Individuals), Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale
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