Title

Revising and updating the inventory of cross-cultural sensitivity

Publication Title

Intercultural Education

Publication Date

2014

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1080/14675986.2014.990232

Keywords

cross-cultural sensitivity, instrument, reliability, college students, United States

Disciplines

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Abstract

The following article outlines research conducted to examine cross-cultural sensitivity in a sample of 949 incoming university students in the USA. The study was conducted during the process of updating an existing measure of cross-cultural sensitivity known as the Inventory of Cross-Cultural Sensitivity (ICCS), and to examine the various levels of understanding among the students. Additionally, data were gathered to determine whether there was any relationship between the results and the demographic factors commonly cited in the literature. Results of the study indicate that the updated version of the ICCS, the ICCSv2, is a more robust and reliable measure of intercultural sensitivity for a specific group of freshmen students. Recommendations are made for future research.


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