How much can our universities do in the development of cultural intelligence? A cross-sectional study among health care students

Wang, Chen and Shakespeare-Finch, Jane and Dunne, Michael P. and Hou, Xiang-Yu and Khawaja, Nigar G. (2021) How much can our universities do in the development of cultural intelligence? A cross-sectional study among health care students. Nurse Education Today, 103:104956. pp. 1-6. ISSN 0260-6917


Abstract

Cultural intelligence reflects the competence to adapt to new cultural settings. Universities offer students various opportunities to gain cultural learning and develop cultural intelligence. However, there has been little empirical research to compare the effects of cultural learning and other related psycho-social factors in this process. This study explores the importance of cultural learning and identifies the unique contribution of cultural education in universities to health care students' cultural intelligence. Cross-sectional survey study. 271 health care students completed a survey measuring social desirability, demographics, personality, prior cultural exposure, previous cultural learning and cultural intelligence. Hierarchical regressions showed that cultural learning could affect cultural intelligence and its three components (i.e., metacognition, cognition, motivation, and behaviour) under the control for related psycho-social factors. However, its effect on the behavioral component was not significant. Considering the different types of cultural learning, overseas study experiences were more related to cultural intelligence, compared to in-class cultural learning. Cultural learning, especially overseas study experiences, plays a significant role in the development of health care students' cultural intelligence.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2021 00:42
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2021 00:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural intelligence; Cultural education; Health care students; Overseas study; Nursing
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200206 Globalisation and Culture
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390110 Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4202 Epidemiology > 420201 Behavioural epidemiology
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4202 Epidemiology > 420210 Social epidemiology
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160102 Higher education
20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200401 Behaviour and health
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2021.104956
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42224

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