The Multicultural Personality Questionnaire: Reliability and validity of self- and other ratings of multicultural effectiveness

K.I. Van der Zee, Jan Pieter Van Oudenhoven

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The present study considered the reliability and validity of the 78-item revised version of the Multicultural Personality Questionnaire, a multidimensional instrument aimed at measuring multicultural effectiveness among two student samples (N = 210). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses on self- and other ratings for an original set of 138 items revealed five reliable factors underlying the questionnaire: Cultural Empathy, Openmindedness, Emotional Stability, Social Initiative, and Flexibility. In addition, initial support for the validity of the instrument was obtained by showing convergence between self and other ratings on the scales. Moreover, the instrument was clearly able to discriminate between students with and without explicit international inspirations. The dimension of Cultural Empathy was least well supported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-288
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Research in Personality
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2001

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The Multicultural Personality Questionnaire : Reliability and validity of self- and other ratings of multicultural effectiveness. / Van der Zee, K.I.; Van Oudenhoven, Jan Pieter.

In: Journal of Research in Personality, Vol. 35, No. 3, 09.2001, p. 278-288.

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