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ERIC Number: EJ1380133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1085-4568
EISSN: EISSN-2380-8144
Does Length of Study Abroad Impact Cultural Intelligence of Dietetics Students?
Merklen, Emily; Wolfe, Kara; Newell, Amanda M. B.
Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, v35 n1 p209-223 Apr 2023
As the U.S. population becomes more diverse, employers are seeking individuals who can work with people of various cultures. This study sought to answer if international travel, and more specifically study abroad, impacted dietetic students' cultural intelligence. Over 400 responses from dietetic undergraduate and graduate students were analyzed with hierarchical regression and results showed that traveling abroad, as well as length of study abroad were significantly related to the cultural intelligence of students. The lack of diversity in the profession of dietetics, coupled with our growing global world, demonstrates the need for educators and administrators to ensure dietetic professionals are positioned to meet the diverse needs of their patients and clients.
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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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