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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION

Jadranka Zlomislić   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0003-4007-1877 ; Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Osijek, Croatia
Ljerka Radoš Gverijeri   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0003-4007-1877 ; European Commission, Directorate-General for Translation, Croatian Translation Unit, Luxembourg
Elvira Bugarić ; Jesuit Classical Grammar School in Osijek, Osijek, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Zlomislić, J., Radoš Gverijeri, Lj. & Bugarić, E. (2016). THE SIGNIFICANCE OF INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION. Ekonomski vjesnik, 29 (2), 433-451. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/170474
MLA 8th Edition
Zlomislić, Jadranka, et al. "THE SIGNIFICANCE OF INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION." Ekonomski vjesnik, vol. 29, no. 2, 2016, pp. 433-451. https://hrcak.srce.hr/170474. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Zlomislić, Jadranka, Ljerka Radoš Gverijeri and Elvira Bugarić. "THE SIGNIFICANCE OF INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION." Ekonomski vjesnik 29, no. 2 (2016): 433-451. https://hrcak.srce.hr/170474
Harvard
Zlomislić, J., Radoš Gverijeri, Lj., and Bugarić, E. (2016). 'THE SIGNIFICANCE OF INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION', Ekonomski vjesnik, 29(2), pp. 433-451. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/170474 (Accessed 01 December 2021)
Vancouver
Zlomislić J, Radoš Gverijeri Lj, Bugarić E. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION. Ekonomski vjesnik [Internet]. 2016 [cited 2021 December 01];29(2):433-451. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/170474
IEEE
J. Zlomislić, Lj. Radoš Gverijeri and E. Bugarić, "THE SIGNIFICANCE OF INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION", Ekonomski vjesnik, vol.29, no. 2, pp. 433-451, 2016. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/170474. [Accessed: 01 December 2021]

Abstracts
The aim of this study is to explore the influence of education and additional factors influencing students’ awareness of intercultural differences. For the purposes of this research assessment was carried out with regard to their role in promoting cultural awareness and facing cross-cultural challenges posed by unfamiliar cross-cultural contexts.  Cultural education is presumed to be a key factor for achieving a significant increase of cultural sensitivity and cultural awareness in order to ensure successful cross-cultural communication and increase mobility of students/working professionals. For this study, it was assumed that the cultural awareness of students increases due to the courses they take and their overall study experience. A special questionnaire was developed for the purposes of this research, and the obtained results were statistically analyzed with the help of descriptive statistics, the non-parametric chi-square test, and the Mann-Whitney test. The research has shown that intercultural competence has a statistically significant positive effect on the readiness of students to participate in study and work programs abroad. Thus, it is mandatory that foreign language competence as well as intercultural competence be a priority of the curriculum if we are to increase the number of highly educated experts who will be capable to compete successfully as students or professionals in all fields and all cultural areas. If we recognize that globalization has made the world a global village, we all need the intercultural competence to successfully live in it.

Keywords
Globalization; intercultural competence; cross-cultural communication; intercultural education

Hrčak ID: 170474

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/170474

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