Revised Sociocultural Adaptation Scale (SCAS-R)

Subgroup Size

Entire group


15 minutes

External cost



Wilson, J. K. (2013). Exploring the past, present, and future of cultural competency research: The revision and expansion of the sociocultural adaptation construct [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. Victoria University of Wellington.


This assessment measures: 1. Interpersonal communication. 2. Academic and work performance. 3. Community involvement. 4. Ecological adaptation. 5. Language proficiency. 

Instructors or learners who use the instrument will become more aware of their ability to adapt to a new culture, and possibly also more attuned to the emotional cost of doing so.