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ERIC Number: EJ1144931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Empirical Investigation of Select Personality, Attitudinal, and Experience-Based Antecedents of Cultural Intelligence in Undergraduate Business Students
Kurpis, Lada V.
Journal of Learning in Higher Education, v8 n1 p47-57 Spr 2012
Fostering cultural intelligence development in undergraduate business students should be one of the goals of diversity education in undergraduate business programs due to the demands of the increasingly global workplace of today. A number of personality-based (e.g., self-monitoring personality trait), attitudinal (e.g., preference for jobs involving a lot of intercultural interaction), or experience-based (e.g., the experience of studying/living abroad) individual characteristics have been hypothesized to be potential antecedents of cultural intelligence. This study contributes to cultural intelligence research by proposing a few new potential antecedents and performing an empirical investigation of these and a few previously proposed but not yet empirically tested antecedents of cultural intelligence. Consistently with the hypotheses of the study, self-monitoring personality trait, belief in importance of global-content business courses for future careers, prior experience of living/studying abroad, and preference for jobs involving intercultural interaction were positively related to cultural intelligence. Most of the hypothesized relationships between the antecedents and the specific components of cultural intelligence were supported by the data. Contrary to the expectations, however, preference for consistency personality trait was not related to cultural intelligence and its components. The implications of the study findings for developing students' cultural intelligence are discussed.
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Student Attitudes, Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Students, Cultural Literacy, Self Management, Beliefs, Preferences, Likert Scales, Hypothesis Testing, Predictor Variables, Social Experience, Student Experience, Student Surveys, Regression (Statistics)
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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