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ERIC Number: ED456491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Pages: 20
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Measuring Intercultural Sensitivity in Different Cultural Context.
Fritz, Wolfgang; Mollenberg, Antje; Chen, Guo-Ming
As a main dimension of intercultural communication competence, intercultural sensitivity has increasingly gained attention in research in different disciplines. In the United States, Chen and Starosta (1996) developed an instrument, comprising 5 factors with 24 items, for measuring intercultural sensitivity. In this study, Chen and Starosta's instrument was tested with a sample of German students of business administration by using confirmatory factor analysis. Overall, the results showed that the instrument holds satisfactorily. Although the results also suggested that the operationalization of the concepts in Chen and Starosta's study can be further improved, the instrument as a whole is a valid one through which a culture-free scale for measuring intercultural sensitivity can be developed. (Contains 33 references, and 2 tables and a figure of data. An appendix contains the Intercultural Sensitivity Scale.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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