Validación de la Escala de Sensibilidad Intercultural en Estudiantes Universitarios Ecuatorianos

Translated title of the contribution: Validation of intercultural sensitivity scale in Ecuadorian undergraduates (University students)

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Abstract

The cultural diversity of students in classrooms characterizes the Ecuadorian universities, thus the validation of an instrument that allows to evaluate their intercultural sensitivity becomes necessary. This research analyzes the psychometric properties of the Intercultural Sensitivity Scale in 706 university students from 12 provinces of Ecuador. The internal consistency index is 0.9. The exploratory factor analysis grouped 23 items into two communalities; while the confirmatory factor analysis only shows correlation in three of the factors proposed initially by the authors of the scale. The results reveal that the participants have good intercultural sensitivity. However, the dispersion of responses in some items exhibits opinions in favor of cultural superiority and the difficulty of speaking with culturally diverse people.

Translated title of the contributionValidation of intercultural sensitivity scale in Ecuadorian undergraduates (University students)
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publication17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education, and Technology
Subtitle of host publication"Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities and Communities", LACCEI 2019
PublisherLatin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions
ISBN (Electronic)9780999344361
ISBN (Print)9780999344361
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education, and Technology, LACCEI 2019 - Montego Bay, Jamaica
Duration: 24 Jul 201926 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the LACCEI international Multi-conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Volume2019-July
ISSN (Electronic)2414-6390

Conference

Conference17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education, and Technology, LACCEI 2019
Country/TerritoryJamaica
CityMontego Bay
Period24/07/1926/07/19

Keywords

  • Intercultural communicative competence
  • Intercultural sensitivity
  • Students
  • Universities

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