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Simon Ozer

Measuring globalization-based acculturation in Ladakh: Investigating possible advantages of a tridimensional acculturation scale

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Theories and methodologies within acculturation psychology have been advanced in orderto capture the complex process of intercultural contact in various contexts. Differentiatingglobalization-based acculturation from immigrant-based acculturation has broadened thefield of acculturation psychology to include groups who are exposed to global culturalstreams without international migration. The globalization-based acculturation process inthe North Indian region of Ladakh appears to be a tricultural encounter, suggesting anaddendum to the bidimensional acculturation model for this group (and perhaps for othersas well). This study explores the development, usability, and validity of a tridimensionalacculturation measure aiming to capture the multicultural orientations initiated by theprocess of globalization in Ladakh. The tridimensional acculturation scale was found to fitthe data significantly better compared to the bidimensional scale. Implications for the studyof globalization-based acculturation are discussed.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Intercultural Relations
Vol/bind53
Sider (fra-til)1-15
Antal sider15
ISSN0147-1767
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StatusUdgivet - 2016

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