Instrument development: MAP ID

We are developing an acculturation measure that accounts for the specific and idiosyncratic experiences of each participant while maintaining the large-scale application of quantitative analyses: The Multicultural Assessment of Participation and Identity Domains (MAP ID). Acculturation research tends to consider the involvement of majority and heritage cultures independently of each other, and in the literature, acculturation models and measures are often limited to participants with one or two cultures. Yet cultural participation is experienced through belonging to several intersecting cultural groups that are present in today's "super-diverse" societies. Our instrument is therefore constructed to address the limits of conventional acculturation measures. Specifically, this measure assesses how individuals perceive their multiple cultural affiliations within their own daily practices. This project is being carried out in collaboration with Dr. Andrew Ryder at Concordia and Dr. Marina Doucerain at UQAM.