Title

Individual bicultural identity and cultural intelligence: Increasing positive attitudes toward diversity

Publication Date

4-21-2020

Document Type

Article

Department

Accounting and Finance

Publication Title

Management Research

Volume

18

Issue

1

DOI

10.1108/MRJIAM-06-2019-0931

First Page

29

Last Page

45

Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to examine the relationship between individual bicultural identity and attitudes toward diversity. The authors also theorize and test the mechanism through which individual bicultural identity will be more likely to result in positive attitudes toward diversity. Design/methodology/approach: The authors collected survey data drawing from two different samples and two different measures of attitudes toward diversity. To test the hypotheses, the authors conducted structural equation modeling analyses. Findings: The authors found that individual bicultural identity increases positive attitudes toward diversity and cultural intelligence partially mediates this relationship. Individual bicultural identity increases positive attitudes to others not necessarily known to us. Originality/value: The authors integrate the cultural intelligence framework and the common in-group identity model in assessing the role of cultural intelligence in both individual bicultural identity and attitudes toward diversity.

Keywords

Attitudes, Attitudes towards diversity, Cross-cultural, Cultural intelligence, Individual bicultural identity

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