The relation between intercultural competence, personality features and students’ intellectual development

In the light of globalisation processes accompanied by an increase in interethnic tensions, the research on personality features that contribute to a more efficient functioning in the intercultural context has become fairly topical. The aim of the conducted research was to explore the relation between intercultural competence, personality features and the level of intellectual development of students (N=121, 45% male students) of a general education secondary school in Moscow. Bennett’s developmental model of intercultural sensitivity was used as the basis for studying intercultural competence, while the Scale of intercultural sensitivity was used as a diagnostic instrument. Personality features were defined in accordance with the Five Factor Model and diagnosed via the shorter version of the Five Factors questionnaire. The level of mental (intellectual) development was measured using the normative School test of intellectual development (STID-2). Based on research results, it has been established that personality features such as conscientiousness, extraversion and neuroticism are related to the indicators of intercultural competence in the examined students, whereby the intensity of the relations is by far higher in the group of students with the lower level of intellectual development. At the same time, the students whose level of intellectual development is higher are more inclined towards accepting cultural differences, while those with the lower level of intellectual development tend to absolutise them. © 2017, Institute for Educational Research. All rights reserved.

Publisher
Institute for Educational Research
Number of issue
1
Language
Serbian
Pages
77-98
Status
Published
Volume
49
Year
2017
Organizations
  • 1 University of Russia - RUDN University, Moscow, Russian Federation
Keywords
Developmental model of intercultural sensitivity (DMIS); Five factor model (FFM); Intellectual development; Intercultural competence; Moscow secondary school students
Date of creation
19.10.2018
Date of change
19.10.2018
Short link
https://repository.rudn.ru/en/records/article/record/5785/
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