ERIC Number: ED537444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Reference Count: 30
The Global Perspective Inventory (GPI): Its Purpose, Construction, Potential Uses and Psychometric Characteristics
Braskamp, Larry A.; Braskamp, David C.; Merrill, Kelly Carter; Engberg, Mark
Global Perspective Institute Inc.
The Global Perspective Inventory (GPI) survey was designed and constructed to be taken by people of any age or any cultural, national or racial group. The survey items do not focus on growth and development only appropriate or limited to college students as a result of a specific collegiate experience (e.g., education/study abroad). Rather, the items in the GPI are meant to portray markers in a life-long journey in which people of all ages are constantly asking questions about how they think, feel, and relate to others. The GPI consists of three domain--Cognitive, Intrapersonal, and Interpersonal--each having two scales. For each domain, one scale reflects the theory of cultural development and the other reflects the theory intercultural communication. Over 75,000 students, staff, and faculty have completed one of the GPI versions. (The three forms of Version 7 are available online as of August 15, 2011.) The data in this Manual is based on a sample of 42,138 undergraduate students who completed the GPI between August 1, 2008 and June 15, 2012. (Contains 12 tables.)
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Intercultural Communication, Undergraduate Students, Global Approach, Study Abroad, Surveys, Interpersonal Competence, Measures (Individuals), Cultural Awareness, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, College Faculty, Cognitive Processes
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Global Perspective Institute Inc.