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Construct Specification of Cultural Intelligence: A Meta-Analysis

Otmar E Varela, T Koehler

Academy of Management Proceedings | Academy of Management | Published : 2018


The literature on cultural intelligence (CQ) has experienced a rapid development that reflects an increased interest in understanding how people adapt across cultures. Despite this development, issues dealing with the construct specification of the competence remain unresolved. We conducted a meta-analysis (K = 106, N = 27,813) of studies on CQ and used its results as input for a path model to test competing specifications of the competence in the context of its nomological network. Our findings challenge the widely accepted view of CQ as an aggregate construct of four qualitatively distinct dimensions, suggesting instead a latent hierarchical structure of four interdependent dimensions. Our..

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