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Predicting intercultural competence in educational settings: the validity, reliability and utility of two instruments

Martin, Stewart

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Abstract

Determining individual potential for performance within multicultural environments is important in the increasingly globalised workplace. The Multicultural Personality Questionnaire (MPQ) and the Self-Efficacy Questionnaire (SEQ) aim to measure such professional effectiveness. In a study using student and faculty samples in an international educational context, the reliability and validity of both inventories were examined, as was the ability of the MPQ to discriminate between those with and without international work-based aspirations. The MPQ demonstrated some limited potential for identifying multicultural effectiveness. However, data gathered did not support previous claims for the predictive value of the MPQ or for the ability of either instrument to discriminate between disparate samples. The implications for the use of these and other instruments are discussed.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2010-11
Journal Evaluation and Research in Education
Print ISSN 0950-0790
Electronic ISSN 1747-7514
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 4
Pages 233-254
APA6 Citation Martin, S. (2010). Predicting intercultural competence in educational settings: the validity, reliability and utility of two instruments. Evaluation and Research in Education, 23(4), 233-254. doi:10.1080/09500790.2010.495984
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/09500790.2010.495984
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