Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on the Modern Development of Humanities and Social Science

An Analysis on Correlation Between Intercultural Sensitivity and English Proficiency of English Majors in China

Authors
Yuhuan Wang, Fang Huang
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Yuhuan Wang
Available Online December 2013.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mdhss-13.2013.85How to use a DOI?
Keywords
intercultural sensitivity, intercultural sensitivity scale, English-major students, English proficiency, quantitative study
Abstract
The study investigated the correlation between intercultural sensitivity and English proficiency of 258 English-major juniors from three universities in China. The study employed the Intercultural Sensitivity Scale explored by Chen and Starosta (2000) to measure participants’ intercultural sensitivity in five aspects. The Correlation and One-Way ANOVA are used to analyze the data. Results showed that English proficiency has some positive effects on English learners’ intercultural sensitivity. It showed participants with higher TEM-4 scores acquired the higher intercultural sensitivity than those with lower TEM-4 scores.
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Proceedings
2013 International Conference on the Modern Development of Humanities and Social Science
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
December 2013
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978-90786-77-90-1
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mdhss-13.2013.85How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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