ERIC Number: EJ735949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
The Colonial Mentality Scale (CMS) for Filipino Americans: Scale Construction and Psychological Implications
David, E. J. R.; Okazaki, Sumie
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v53 n2 p241-252 Apr 2006
Colonial mentality, or internalized colonialism, has been discussed by scholars and by Filipino American community members as a significant factor in the experiences of contemporary Filipino Americans, yet this construct has not received empirical attention in psychology. The authors of the current study addressed this gap in the Asian American psychological literature by developing the Colonial Mentality Scale for Filipino Americans, a theoretically derived and psychometrically tested multidimensional measure of colonial mentality. Exploratory (n = 292) and confirmatory (n = 311) factor analyses on Internet-obtained data suggest that colonial mentality among Filipino Americans is best conceptualized and measured as composed of 5 related factors, each of which represents unique manifestations of the construct. Results also suggest that colonial mentality is associated with the psychological well-being and mental health of modern day Filipino Americans. Research and clinical implications are discussed.
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Filipino Americans, Foreign Policy, Social Experience, Psychology, Factor Analysis, Well Being, Mental Health, Counseling
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