The intercultural communication motivation scale: An instrument to assess motivational training needs of candidates for international assignments Academic Article uri icon


  • The Intercultural Communication Motivation Scale (ICMS) is a tool to assess the intercultural communication motivation of candidates for international assignments. The ICMS performed well in four studies conducted with undergraduate students in New Zealand, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and Germany. Generally showing a stable five-factor structure, high test-retest correlations, very high Cronbach's alphas, and almost no social desirability bias in self and peer evaluations, the ICMS is sensitive enough to detect test-retest differences. Thus, socially responsible strategic international HR programs can use this scale to reliably evaluate employees and their families for specific international locations. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Kupka, B., Everett, A. M., Atkins, S. G., Mertesacker, M., Walters, L., Walters, T., ... Bolten, J.

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  • 10

publication date

  • September 2009