Thesis Title: Cultural Intelligence, Academic Self- Efficacy, Cross Cultural Adjustment and Academic Performance of Students other than Punjab Province
Student Name: Farhad Ali Raza
Supervisor: Afifa Anjum
Department: Institute of Applied Psychology
University: Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 92-42-9231245
The study examined the relationship among cultural intelligence, academic self-efficacy, cross cultural adjustment and academic performance in students other than Punjab province. Cross sectional research design was used to conduct the research. Non-probability purposive sampling technique was used to recruit a sample of (N = 171) male students from the University of the Punjab, Lahore. A self- constructed demographic questionnaire, Cultural Intelligence Scale (CIS; Ang et al., 2007), Academic Self-efficacy Scale (Chemers, Hu, & Garcia, 2001), Cross-Cultural Adaptation Scale (Uehara, 1988) and Grade Point Average (GPA) were used to assess demographic information, cultural intelligence, academic self-efficacy, cross-cultural adjustment and academic performance respectively. Results were generated by analyzing the data through SPSS using Pearson product moment correlation and multiple regressions. The results revealed that there was high significant relationship between academic performance, cultural intelligence and cross-cultural adjustment and academic self-efficacy showed moderate significant relationship with academic performance. Moreover, hierarchical regression analysis showed that academic self-efficacy did not predict cross cultural adjustment and academic performance but cultural intelligence predicted academic performance fully mediated by cross cultural adjustment. These results have implications in many social and educational settings. Knowledge about the cross cultural intelligence of students across cultures can be used to enhance their productivity in academic sector, for self-betterment or betterment of the society. Moreover, the abilities of the students belonging to different cultures could also be learned and then by enhancing their skills, their promotion at the national level could also be increased.
Keywords: Cultural intelligence, academic self-efficacy, cross cultural adjustment, academic performance students.