Comfort Speaking/Reading English and Spanish

Response set:

1–Totally disagree
2–Mostly disagree
4–Mostly agree
5–Strongly agree

  1. I feel comfortable speaking English
  2. I feel comfortable reading English
  3. I feel comfortable speaking Spanish
  4. I feel comfortable reading Spanish

Spanish Version

Response set:

1–Totalmente en desacuerdo
2–En desacuerdo en su mayor parte
3–En duda
4–De acuerdo en su mayor parte
5–Totalmente de acuerdo

  1. Me siento cómodo cuando hablo en inglés
  2. Me siento cómodo leer en inglés
  3. Me siento cómodo cuando hablo en español
  4. Me siento cómodo leer en español

Spanish and English Measures Published In:

Guntzviller, L. M., Jensen, J. D., King, A. J., & Davis, L. A. (2011). The foreign language anxiety in a medical office scale: Developing and validating a measurement tool for Spanish-speaking individuals. Journal of Health Communication, 16, 849-869. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2011.561917

Description on p. 855:

“Four items created for this study assessed participant comfort in speaking and reading English and Spanish (see Appendix D). All four items were measured on a 5-point Likert-type scale ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree). The two items measuring comfort reading and speaking Spanish were averaged and demonstrated excellent internal reliability (Cronbach’s α =.97). The two items assessing comfort reading and speaking English were averaged and demonstrated good internal reliability (Cronbach’s α =.83).”