cross-cultural competencies; cross-cultural education; global engineering
Advances in technology have increased the likelihood that engineers will have to work in a global, culturally diverse setting. Many schools of engineering are currently revising their curricula to help students develop cultural competence. However, our ability to measure cultural dispositions can be a challenge. The purpose of this project was to develop and test an instrument that measures the various aspects of cultural disposition. The results of the validation process verified that the hypothesized model adequately represented the data. The refined instrument produced a four factor model for the overall construct. The validation process for the instrument verified the existence of specific subcomponents that form the overall cultural disposition construct. There also seems to be a hierarchical relationship within the subcomponents of cultural disposition. Additional research is needed to explore which aspects of cultural disposition affect an individual’s ability to work effectively on a culturally diverse engineering team.
Original Publication Citation
Randall Davies, Holt Zaugg & Isaku Tateishi (2014): Design and development of a cross-cultural disposition inventory, European Journal of Engineering Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2014.915289
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Davies, Randall; Zaugg, Holt; and Tateishi, Isaku, "Design and development of a cross-cultural disposition inventory" (2014). Faculty Publications. 1454.
European Journal of Engineering Education
David O. McKay School of Education
Instructional Psychology and Technology
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in European Journal of Engineering Education on May 15, 2014, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03043797.2014.915289.
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