Experiential cultural intelligence development: Context and individual attributes

  • MacNab B
  • Brislin R
  • Worthley R
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Abstract

Cultural intelligence (CQ) represents advancement in the area of international human resources management and cross-cultural training. An experiential approach to CQ training is developed and analyzed. A diverse, multicultural group of over 370 participated. General self-efficacy and contextual aspects related to Contact Theory were found to be significant to training outcomes in CQ development. In crafting the most effective CQ training and education, organizations and international human resources staff can benefit from understanding individual and contextual influences. Our experiential approach to CQ education appears to hold promise and adds to the literature by producing a specific approach. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]

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  • Contact Theory
  • cross-cultural training
  • cultural intelligence
  • experiential approach
  • general self-efficacy

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Authors

  • Brent MacNab

  • Richard Brislin

  • Reginald Worthley

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