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Towards an understanding of integration amongst hospitality and tourism students using Bennett’s developmental model of intercultural sensitivity

Barron, Paul and Dasli, Maria (2010) Towards an understanding of integration amongst hospitality and tourism students using Bennett’s developmental model of intercultural sensitivity. The Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, 9 (2). pp. 77-88.

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    Abstract/Description

    By many measures, the higher education classroom is becoming more culturally diverse and recent years have seen a steady increase in the number of international students studying at UK universities. Using Bennett’s (1986, 1993) Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) and the recent re-developments it has received from Hammer, Bennett and Wiseman (2003), this study aims to measure the extent to which both home and international students are interculturally sensitive towards each others’ needs in a post-92 British University. Using a cohort of undergraduate students this research identified emerging problems and benefits associated with cultural differences with international students progressing toward ethnorelative stages and UK students retaining ethnocentric attitudes.

    Item Type: Article
    Electronic ISSN: 1473-8376
    Uncontrolled Keywords: intercultural sensitivity; integration; students;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: The Business School > School of Marketing, Tourism and Languages
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education > 378 Higher education
    Library of Congress Subjects: L Education > LF Individual institutions (Europe)
    Item ID: 5362
    Depositing User: Dr Paul Barron
    Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2012 12:01
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2013 15:20
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5362

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