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ERIC Number: EJ1136043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2161-7252
Attitudes towards Internationalism through the Lens of Cognitive Effort, Global Mindset, and Cultural Intelligence
Romano, Joan; Platania, Judith
Journal of International Education and Leadership, v4 n1 Spr 2014
In the current study we examine attitudes towards internationalism through the lens of a specific set of constructs necessary in defining an effective global leader. One hundred fifty-nine undergraduates responded to items measuring need for cognition, cultural intelligence, and a set of items measuring the correlates of global mindset. In addition, they provided their attitudes on items measuring internationalism. A series of linear regression analyses revealed cultural intelligence, need for cognition and traveling abroad predicted students' preference for working full-time in a foreign country. In addition, underclassmen were more likely to endorse the notion that the US culture is superior to other cultures compared to upperclassmen. Results support the importance of exposure to a diverse curriculum in shaping undergraduate students' global mindset.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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