HSI-A Packet Includes:
Benefit: A self-administered, short test to assess exposure to acculturation stress for Hispanic adolescents. Can be used in school or office settings.
Administration Time: 15 minutes
Format: Individual administration - self report
Norms: Raw scores, scaled sub scale scores and total HSIA scores
Publication Year: 2011
HSIA is available in English and Spanish
The HSIA has 8 Sub Scales:
Acculturation-Gap Stress (e.g. “My parents want me to maintain customs and traditions from our home country”)
Culture and Educational Stress(“Teachers think I am cheating when I am speaking Spanish”)
Immigration-Related Stress (“I had to leave family members behind in my home country”)
Community and Gang-Related Stress(“There was a lot of pressure for me to get involved in gangs”)
Discrimination Stress (“Students made racist comments”)
Family and Drug-Related Stress (“A family member had a drug problem”)
Family Immigration Stress (“Family members were afraid of getting caught by immigration officials”)
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