Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Acculturation and response style on Mexican Americans on the Millon Index of Personality Styles
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Bill Arnold
Dr. Israel Cuellar
Dr. Valerie James-Aldridge
This research investigated response style differences between highly acculturated and low acculturated Mexican-Americans on the Negative Impression (NI) and Positive Impression (PI) Scales of the Millon Index of Personality Styles (Millon, 1994). The MIPS is a questionnaire designed to measure personality styles of normally functioning adults. Research has suggested that culturally distinct response styles are common in less acculturated Mexican-Americans. If present, these culturally distinct styles could be misinterpreted and have a negative or harmful impact on the assessment of Mexican-Americans. Analyses of covariance on data from two culturally distinct groups of Mexican-American college students, with age, gender, educational level, and socioeconomic status covaried, showed no significant differences in response styles on either the NI or PI scales. Implications of these findings are discussed.
University of Texas-Pan American
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