Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

18 p.

Publication Date

11-2009

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Source Publication

Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences

Source ISSN

0739-9863

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1177/0739986309349186

Abstract

The present study sought to examine Latino intercultural competence via two separate methodologies. Phase 1 entailed discovering and generating themes regarding the features of intercultural competence based on semistructured interviews of 15 Latino adults. Phase 2 included conducting a cultural consensus analysis from the quantitative responses of 46 Latino adults to determine the cultural model of intercultural competence. The major results indicated that the participants, despite variations in socioeconomic and generational statuses, shared a common knowledge base regarding the competencies needed for Latinos to successfully navigate different cultures. Overall, the cultural model of Latino intercultural competence includes a set of skills that integrates traditional cultural values along with attributes of self-efficacy. The findings are discussed within a competence-based conceptualization of cultural adaptation and potential advancements in acculturation research.

Comments

Accepted version. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 31, No. 4 (November 2009): 576-593. DOI. © SAGE Publications 2009. Used with permission.

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