CAN CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE' BE DEVELOPED?:A CASE STUDY IN THE TAIWANESE CONTEXT
The study reports on an empirical experiment that aimed to identify the key competency of cultural intelligence in a private Taiwanese university. Taipei is quickly gaining an impressive international profile in recent times. Prospective university students will likely work with many colleagues and people from many different countries in the course of their work and therefore a call for increasing university students’ cultural intelligence has been increasing day by day. Cultural intelligence is a capability, which increases students' potential ability to effectively interact with people from other cultures. The purpose of the study is to examine the effect of a cross-cultural and global mindset course which contained a mixture of history and cross-cultural theories on cultural intelligence as measured by the Cultural Intelligence survey The data for the study has been collected from 70 undergraduate students in a private Chinese university in Taipei, Republic of Taiwan. Using a pre-and post-test design and T-test, the study measures change in the dimensions of the Cultural intelligence survey items in students' attitudes towards other cultures at the end of an 18-week (36 hours) semester. The results revealed that there is a positive change in their cultural intelligence survey responses in the posttest.
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