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ERIC Number: ED430171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Pages: 16
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ICAPS: A New Scale of Intercultural Adjustment II.
Ratzlaff, Charlotte; LeRoux, Jeffrey; Nishinohara, Hiromi; Vogt, Axel Lee; Kim, Chu; Matsumoto, David
This paper discusses the development of a questionnaire to measure attitudes and beliefs that predict intercultural adjustment (ICA) as opposed to intercultural communication or acculturation. Piloting of the first version of the measure suggested that 153 items may be valid predictors of ICA; this study attempts to further reduce the number of items on the scale to a smaller, more manageable number. The questionnaire, along with a measure of adjustment also developed in the pilot work, was administered to 34 Japanese post-secondary students from the San Francisco area. In a focus group setting, each participant was rated on level of adjustment to the United States by himself or herself, by others in the group, and by facilitators after an extensive discussion of positive and negative experiences related to adjustment to the American culture. Responses on the predictor measure were correlated with those on the adjustment measure and with the three ratings. Results of this study suggest that 45 of the 153 items selected are valid predictors of ICA for Japanese students. Three tables and 14 references are included. (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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