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Author Evola, Leslie Allison
Title An investigation of cultural competence in teachers [electronic resource] / by Leslie Allison Evola.
Publication Info. 2012
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 Libraries Electronic Books  Electronic Resource - WSU ETD    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 97 p.
Note Advisor: Marcus W. Dickson
Thesis Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Wayne State University, 2012
Summary Using a set of scales to measure cultural competences which have been used in previous research, this study examined the relationships between Cultural Attitudes and Beliefs, Cultural Intelligence (CQ), and Ethnic Identity, as well as the Big Five personality traits and demographic variables, within a sample of 87 high school teachers. Cultural Attitudes and Beliefs predicted Metacognitive CQ, Cognitive CQ, Motivational CQ, and overall CQ above and beyond Openness. Teachers with ten years of experience or less were found to have higher CQ than teachers with more than ten years of experience, which may be attributed to age. Also, teachers who teach Social Studies and Language Arts had more positive Cultural Attitudes and Beliefs and higher Cognitive CQ and overall CQ than teachers who teach Math and Science, which may be attributed to personality differences and/or situational factors. Openness demonstrated the strongest relationship to cultural competence variables, and Conscientiousness showed no relationship. Finally, Ethnic Identity Exploration was found to moderate the relationship between Openness and CQ. Results also demonstrate differences between White and non-White teachers.
Subject Psychology
Added Title Wayne State University thesis (Ph.D.) : Psychology (Industrial and Organizational)
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