A Social Behavior Model for the Determination of Influences in Indigenous Peoples’ Acculturation
Keywords: Social Behavior Model, Acculturation, Indigenous Peoples, Cultural Context, Social Contact
AbstractThe study aimed to determine the parameters influencing the indigenous peoples’ (IPs) acculturation using social behavior model. It demonstrates how another self is taken into account in one’s acts, actions, or practices that affect acculturation. Using a 3-factorial design, the model suggests that acculturation is influenced by three aspects namely, the number of non-IPs in social contact with IPs, the length of social contact with non-IPs, and the length of time spent living in the IP community. Based on the results, it is most evident that having more number of social contacts with non-IPs, spending a longer time in social contact with non-IPs, and having lesser time living with IP community would result to high acculturation. On the other hand, having less number of social contacts with non-IPs, less time in social contact with non-IPs, and more time living with IP community indicate low acculturation. However, it revealed that more social contacts with non- IPs resulted to greater effect on acculturation. Further, the occurrence of acculturation lessened if IPs would live longer in their respective IP communities.
Copyright holder is the Bukidnon State University.