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Cultural intelligence self review tool

“Cultural Intelligence is an individual’s capability to detect, assimilate reason, and act on cultural cues appropriately in situations characterised by cultural diversity” (Van Dyne, Ang, Ng, Rockstuhl, Tan, & Koh, 2012, p. 295).

The purpose of this tool is to identify your own strengths and abilities in cultural intelligence.  It also provides a vehicle for developing further opportunities to identify the necessary dispositions to contribute to the improvement strengths and abilities in cultural intelligence.

How to use this tool

This tool is designed to be used as a self-reflection tool, for understanding and developing your own cultural responsiveness by considering how you position your own understanding and self awareness of cultural intelligence in your work.  

Some examples of the effective use of this tool include using the results of the positioning statements to:

  • Critically reflect on your cultural intelligence within your work or as part of your professional inquiry 
  • Improve your interactions and conversations 
  • Prepare you for how to respond to identified cultural priorities identified in educational settings

The tool is divided into four sections:

  • Metacognitive Cultural Intelligence
  • Cognitive Cultural Intelligence
  • Motivational Cultural Intelligence
  • Behavioural Cultural Intelligence

Please feel free to download this PDF file (160KB) and use in your own contexts.

Van Dyne, L., Ang, S., Ng, K. Y., Rockstuhl, T., Tan, M. L. & Koh, C. (2012). Sub-dimensions of the four factor model of cultural intelligence: expanding the conceptualisation and measurement of cultural intelligence. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 6, 4, 295-313.

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