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A Structural Equation Model of Support for English-only Policies and Social Limitation of Immigrants and Minorities
Unformatted Document Text:  Social Limitation Structural Equation Model 30 ___________________________________________________________________ Table 2: Indices and Items ______________________________________________________________________ NB: Only items in bold comprise indices. Remaining items were dropped English-only Support (5 point response range: strongly disagree to strongly agree). I believe: in bilingual education in elementary schools. (reversed) that the government should provide information in different languages. (reversed) that everyone has the right to use his or her language at any time. (reversed) that everyone should speak English at work. that English will become a minority language in the US. that English is a part of the American identity. that most immigrants learn to speak English quickly. Social Limitation Support (5 point response range: strongly disagree to strongly agree). I believe: that affirmative action unfairly favors one group over another that the government should enforce immigration controls more strictly that legal immigrants should be allowed to settle relatives here.(reversed) in the denial of education and welfare services to illegal immigrants that all legal immigrants should become American citizens. Anglo Vitality and Latino Vitality (5 point response range: none to all) How much Economic and business control do Anglos/Latinos have? How much political control do Anglos/Latinos have? How much power do Anglos/Latinos have? How much wealth do Anglos/Latinos have? Language Group Identity (5 point response range: strongly disagree to strongly agree) I feel good about my first language as a sign of my social group. My language has very little to do with how I feel about myself. (reversed) My first language is an important reflection of who I am. I often regret that I belong to a group that speaks my first language Spanish Mass Media (5 point response range: none to all Spanish) Please indicate the language used in your neighborhood in the following media and information sources: Music, Television, Magazines, Movies, Video Rentals, Radio

Authors: Barker, Valerie. and Giles, Howard.
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Social Limitation Structural Equation Model 30
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Table 2: Indices and Items
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NB: Only items in bold comprise indices. Remaining items were dropped

English-only Support
(5 point response range: strongly disagree to strongly agree). I
believe:
in bilingual education in elementary schools. (reversed)
that the government should provide information in different languages. (reversed)
that everyone has the right to use his or her language at any time. (reversed)
that everyone should speak English at work.
that English will become a minority language in the US.
that English is a part of the American identity.
that most immigrants learn to speak English quickly.

Social Limitation Support (5 point response range: strongly disagree to strongly
agree). I believe:
that affirmative action unfairly favors one group over another
that the government should enforce immigration controls more strictly
that legal immigrants should be allowed to settle relatives here.(reversed)
in the denial of education and welfare services to illegal immigrants
that all legal immigrants should become American citizens.

Anglo Vitality and Latino Vitality
(5 point response range: none to all)
How much Economic and business control do Anglos/Latinos have?
How much political control do Anglos/Latinos have?
How much power do Anglos/Latinos have?
How much wealth do Anglos/Latinos have?
Language Group Identity (5 point response range: strongly disagree to strongly agree)

I feel good about my first language as a sign of my social group.
My language has very little to do with how I feel about myself. (reversed)
My first language is an important reflection of who I am.
I often regret that I belong to a group that speaks my first language

Spanish Mass Media
(5 point response range: none to all Spanish)
Please indicate the language used in your neighborhood in the following media and
information sources:

Music, Television, Magazines, Movies, Video Rentals, Radio


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