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dc.title Multicultural competence of helping profession students: Cross-cultural comparison between Europe and Africa en
dc.contributor.author Hladík, Jakub
dc.contributor.author Jadama, Langsajo Mustafa
dc.relation.ispartof Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
dc.identifier.issn 1877-0428 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2016
utb.relation.volume 217
dc.citation.spage 669
dc.citation.epage 678
dc.event.title Future Academy Multidisciplinary Conference (ICEEPSY)
dc.event.location Istanbul
utb.event.state-en Turkey
utb.event.state-cs Turecko
dc.event.sdate 2015-10-13
dc.event.edate 2015-10-17
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Elsevier Science BV
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.02.117
dc.relation.uri https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042816001427
dc.subject Multicultural competence en
dc.subject university students en
dc.subject cross-cultural comparison en
dc.description.abstract The research study is focused on the multicultural competence of helping profession students. We were interested in a cross-cultural comparison between Czech (European) and Gambian (African) students. The main purpose was to discover the level of multicultural competence of Czech and Gambian helping profession students; to discover potential differences in multicultural components between these two groups; to discover if there is an interactive effect of the variable state and university on multicultural competence. The sample consisted of 516 helping profession students from Czech and Gambian universities. The research tool was the Multicultural Competence Scale of Helping Profession Students (MCSHPS). MCSHPS is a 20 item questionnaire containing five factors: multicultural knowledge, multicultural activity, multicultural awareness, understanding of terms and multicultural communication skills. MCSHPS shows the general level and the level of the five factors of multicultural competence. There are differences in the general level of multicultural competence between the Czech and the Gambian students. Czech students have a higher value of multicultural competence than Gambian students. The analysis of the multicultural competence components shows that we can find more important differences among universities rather than between states. The two-way ANOVA shows a significant interactive effect of the state and university on multicultural competence. Although we found significant differences in the general level of multicultural competence between Czech and Gambian students, we consider the differences among universities as more important. The university factor (R squared = 10 %) proved more important than the state factor (R squared = 1%). The effect of the university (e.g. teaching methods, motivation, teacher's character etc.) is stronger than cultural determination. (C) 2016 The Authors Published by Elseiver Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Humanities
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1006872
utb.identifier.obdid 43875587
utb.identifier.wok 000387478700084
utb.source d-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-28T15:11:37Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-28T15:11:37Z
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.rights.access openAccess
utb.contributor.internalauthor Hladík, Jakub
utb.fulltext.affiliation Jakub Hladik a *, & Langsajo Mustafa Jadama b a Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Faculty of Humanities, nám. T. G. Masaryka 5555, 760 01 Zlín, Czech Republic b University of the Gambia, School of Education, Brikama Campus, Kombo Central P.Box 3530, The Gambia * Corresponding author. Tel.: +420 724-434-560. E-mail address: hladik@fhs.utb.cz
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utb.fulltext.sponsorship The article was created within the grant project GA CR P407/12/P196 Development Determinants of Multicultural Competence in Students of Helping Professions.
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