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The Relationship between Cultural Intelligence and Academic Motivation in collegians of Zahedan University of Medical Sciences in (2018).
Jafar Eslami1 , Azizollah Arbabisarjou 2, Fatemah Zeinalighassemi1 , Mahla Sargazi1 , Rahmatollah Azadi1 , Saeed Karvandari1
1- Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
2- Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran , arbabisarjou2007@gmail.com
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introduction: Considering the continuing education of many students in a city with a new culture and the impact of interaction with the new culture on their academic performance ,The  aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between cultural intelligence and academic motivation in students of Zahedan University of Medical Sciences in the academic year 2017- 2018.

Methods:This is a descriptive - correlationstudy that 418 collegians were selected by stratified random sampling method. Two standards questionnaire used. The first wasa standard Cultural Intelligence Questionnaire (20 items) designed by Ang et al .(2004) that was used to answer the questionnaire based on the Likert scale of seven options. The second questionnaire was the Harterchr('39')s Educational Motivation  Questionnaire (1980), which includes 33 items and based on the Likert scale of five options.The SPSS was used to analyze the data. The significance level was considered 0.05.
Results:The findings showed that there is a positive and significant relationship between cultural intelligence and academic motivation (PV <0/001). In other words, collegians with high cultural intelligence have more ability to intercultural interactions and therefore have higher academic motivation. The AVONA test showed that there is a significant difference between studentschr('39') cultural intelligence in terms of the discipline and also a significant difference in the academic motivation of the faculties (P <0.001). Also, there was no significant relationship between cultural intelligence and gender, native and dormitory residency (pv> 0.05).
Conclusion: The results of the research showed that having high level of cultural intelligence is a significant predictor of academic motivation and learning of individuals. These results could assist the education authorities andin-charges programsto promote or sustain the motivation of students, bydesigningand implementingeducational – interventional plans especially non-native and dormitory students to take effective measures throughout their school years and academic lives.
 
Keywords: Cultural Intelligence, Academic Motivation, Colleagians
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Other Fields
Received: 2018/11/16 | Accepted: 2018/12/30 | Published: 2021/09/1


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