Measuring cultural intelligence in the Turkish context

Faruk Şahin, Sait Gürbüz, Onur Köksal, Ümit Ercan

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The present article reports the results of two studies designed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the cultural intelligence (CI) scale in the Turkish context. The proposed four-factor (cognitive, metacognitive, motivational, and behavioral) structure of CI was confirmed by confirmatory factor analysis. The results supported the discriminant validity of the four-factor model of the CI scale in relation to the Big Five personality factors and the emotional intelligence factors. Furthermore, CI explained additional variance in intercultural task performance over and above that explained by demographic characteristics and emotional intelligence. With regard to internal consistency and test- retest reliability, the CI scale showed acceptable results and was in concordance with the prior studies. Taken together, these findings suggest that the Turkish version of CI scale is a reliable and valid measure that can be used to measure individual's intercultural capabilities. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-144
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Selection and Assessment
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • emotional intelligence
  • personality traits
  • psychometrics
  • cultural deprivation
  • demographic characteristics


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