The Impact of Motivational and Metacognitive Cultural Intelligence on the Study Abroad Experience

Bernadette M. Racicot, Diane L. Ferry

Abstract


The current study used a time-lagged design to examine the effects of Metacognitive and Motivational Cultural Intelligence (CQ) prior to studying abroad on the experiential behavior of students during their study abroad trip and their future interest in work and study abroad opportunities. Using Hayes’ conditional process analysis, results indicated that Motivational CQ predicted Metacognitive CQ which predicted cultural experiences pursued while studying abroad which in turn predicted future interest in working/studying abroad. Implications for improving the study abroad experience and training of students for study abroad programs are discussed.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jei.v2i1.9021

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