An Italian validation of the Cultural Intelligence Scale: A preliminary study

Chiara Ghislieri, Monica Molino, Valentina Dolce, Chiara Mercogliano, Cristina O. Mosso

Accepted August 31, 2018

First published August 31, 2018

https://doi.org/10.26387/bpa.282.4

Abstract

Cultural intelligence (CQ) is a multidimensional construct that refers to the capability to function effectively in culturally diverse settings. The Cultural Intelligence Scale (CQS; Ang et al., 2007) distinguishes between metacognitive, cognitive, motivational and behavioural dimensions. This study presents the adaptation of the Italian 20-item version of the scale. A sample of 526 Italian students who had participated to an exchange programme during high school completed a self-report on-line questionnaire. CFA was performed to test the factorial validity of the scale. The criterion validity has been tested exploring correlations between CQ and some constructs expected to be related. CFA confirmed the four-factor structure. The dimensions presented a good internal consistency and they significantly correlated with constructs related to CQ in literature (self-efficacy, resilience, openness to experience). The study contributes to the literature about international mobility experiences and cultural competence providing the Italian version of the CQS.

An Italian validation of the Cultural Intelligence Scale: A preliminary study

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