Abstract—The research objective of this study was to
investigate gender, nationality, field of study, foreign language
abilities, international travels, study abroad and foreign friends
as predictive factors of intercultural sensitivity of freshmen
from an international college in Bangkok, Thailand. The sample
was 209 first-year undergraduate students. The sampling
method was convenience sampling. The research instrument
consisted of a demographic questionnaire and the Intercultural
Sensitivity Scale (ISS). The results of Stepwise Multiple
Regression Analysis showed that nationality and having
international friends were the predictive factors of intercultural
sensitivity for the study sample. The other variables, namely,
gender, field of study, foreign language abilities, international
travels, and study abroad did not contribute significantly to the
multiple regression models.
Index Terms—Foreign language, friendship network, intercultural sensitivity, international college, study abroad.
John Chocce is with Mahidol University, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Peru (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Donald A. Johnson is with Mahidol University International College, Webster University, USA (e-mail: email@example.com).
Yossiri Yossatorn is with Mahidol University, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thailand (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: John Chocce, Donald A. Johnson, and Yossiri Yossatorn, "Predictive Factors of Freshmen’s Intercultural Sensitivity," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 10, pp. 778-782, 2015.