International students’ perceptions on collaboration and intercultural communicative competence

This study aims to explore students’ experiences and perceptions of their intercultural communicative competence development during group-work activities in a multicultural educational setting. The scale for this study was adapted from a measurement tool, which was originally developed to find out the correlation between intercultural communication competence and team effectiveness of multicultural work teams. The participants of the present study were international students who pursue their studies in Turkey and also Turkish exchange students who enrolled in a university abroad. The survey data were obtained from 157 participants. Seven international students were also interviewed in order to to get a deeper understanding of the participants’ perceptions on the development of their intercultural communicative skills during the multicultural group work activities they engaged in. The results revealed that flexibility and adaptability are the most important skills required in a multicultural educational context. Language barrier also emerged as a common challange for international students.
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Citation Formats
M. Gündüz, “International students’ perceptions on collaboration and intercultural communicative competence,” Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli Üniversitesi SBE Dergisi, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 1493–1505, 2022, Accessed: 00, 2023. [Online]. Available: