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ERIC Number: EJ1399468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2005-615X
EISSN: EISSN-2377-0031
Validation of Intercultural Sensitivity and Respect for Diversity Scale (RDS) in a Korean Sample
Chang, Sungmin
Multicultural Education Review, v15 n2 p122-138 2023
Intercultural sensitivity is the affective dimension of intercultural competence. Recently, the Intercultural Sensitivity Scale (ISS) was validated for Korean samples, which raised conceptual, translational, and metrological problems. This study improved on the previous ISS Korean version, developed the Respect for Diversity Scale (RDS), and reanalysed the results according to gender and school level. The sample comprised 542 native Korean-speaking high school and college students. Both scales confirmed the validity of 12 items across four dimensions. Notably, the mean ISS scores exceeded those of the RDS across most factors. Gender differences exhibited significance in the scores of both scales, while school-level differences did not prove significant. This study contributes to the literature that has adapted and validated the ISS with participants from non-English-speaking cultures. Additionally, it sheds light on the relationship between the ISS and measures of general diversity appreciation, highlighting variations based on participants' background characteristics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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