Validity and Reliability Study of the Turkish Version of the Cultural Intelligence Scale


Ilhan M., Cetin B.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.29, no.2, pp.94-114, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.94-114

Abstract

The purpose of the present study is to adapt Cultural Intelligence Scale (CIS), which is developed by Ang et al. (2007) to Turkish, and to assess its psychometrics properties. Research was conducted on 5 different study groups, who consisted of 1104 students at Dicle University Ziya Gokalp Education Faculty during 2012 Spring Semester. In Turkish adaptation process of CIS, its language equivalence was assessed and strong positive and significant correlations were obtained between Turkish and English versions. Explanatory and Confirmatory factor analysis showed four factors for Turkish version of CIS similar to its original version. Concurrent validity results showed that correlation between Turkish version of CIS and Intercultural Sensitivity Scale was .61 and correlation between Turkish version of CIS and Tromso Social Intelligence Scale was .44. Reliability analyses showed .85 internal consistency coefficient and .81 test-retest reliability. Item analyses showed corrected item-total correlations were between .33 and .64. Based on these results, it can be concluded that Turkish version of CIS is a valid and reliable measurement in assessing university students' cultural intelligence.