Intercultural Competence and Big Five Factors: Problem Statement

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The article reviews the problems of intercultural competence (ICC) in Western and Russian psychology. Special attention is given to considering the correlation between personality characteristics and intercultural competence using the example of Big Five factors. The results of empirical research of correlations between the indicators of intercultural competence and the Big Five factors in students are presented. For the diagnosis we used «The Scale of intercultural sensitivity» proposed by O. E. Khuhlaev and M. Y. Chibisova and «The Five Factors questionnaire» in M. V. Bodunov and S. D. Biryukov’s modified version. The results illustrate the significant correlations between Big Five factors and intercultural competence: openness to experience and conscientiousness are associated with the acceptance of cultural differences, extroversion and agreeableness – with the ambivalence of attitudes toward cultural differences, agreeableness – with a tendency to absolutization of cultural differences.

DOI: 
10.18500/2304-9790-2017-6-2-140-147
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