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The Application of the Mindfulness Framework to the Study of Intercultural Competence

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dc.contributor.advisor Desmarais, Serge
dc.contributor.author Houde, Sebastien
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-06T14:47:49Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-06T14:47:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-07
dc.date.created 2014-07-14
dc.date.issued 2014-08-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8251
dc.description.abstract Although a growing body of evidence has looked at the beneficial impact of mindfulness practice in a number of domains (e.g., improvement of mental health and psychological well-being, physical health, behavioral regulation, relationship and social interaction quality; see Baer, 2003; Brown et al., 2007), very little empirical research has been conducted or focused on the role that mindfulness could play in better understanding intercultural relations and related issues (e.g., intercultural competence development and training, intercultural adaptation and effectiveness). As such, the purpose of this dissertation was to investigate the relationship between mindfulness and intercultural competence, and more specifically investigate the extent to which there exists a direct or indirect relationship between these constructs. Although empirical evidence suggests that numerous mechanisms could be at play (see Shapiro et al., 2006), there are no theories or models specifically looking at the construct of mindfulness and the means by which it could potentially impact the development of intercultural competence. By drawing on the seminal work of Shapiro et al. (2006), two studies were conducted to test an integrative framework to highlight the presence of such a relationship and investigate the mediating role played by these different mechanisms, including (a) decentering, (b) exposure, (c) flexibility/rigidity, (d) self-regulation/self-management, and (e) value clarification. After steps were taken to ensure that the measurement properties of the different indices or psychometric instruments were meeting an acceptable standard across both studies, results generally indicated that mindfulness was indeed related to a number of intercultural competence indices, and that this relationship tended to be partially mediated by a number of mediating variables or mechanisms of action (i.e., exposure, flexibility/ rigidity, self-regulation/self-management, and value-clarification). Overall, these results tend to suggest that applying the mindfulness framework to the study of intercultural competence is likely to generate a number of interesting insights and greatly benefit both research and practice. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject mindfulness en_US
dc.subject culture en_US
dc.subject cultural competence en_US
dc.subject intercultural competence en_US
dc.subject intercultural skills en_US
dc.subject mindful en_US
dc.subject mindfulness practice en_US
dc.subject mindless en_US
dc.subject cultural intelligence en_US
dc.subject mechanism of action en_US
dc.subject mechanism en_US
dc.subject intercultural training en_US
dc.subject cross-cultural training en_US
dc.subject cultural sensitivity en_US
dc.subject learning culture en_US
dc.subject mindful leadership en_US
dc.subject expatriation en_US
dc.subject intercultural adaptation en_US
dc.subject cultural adaptation en_US
dc.subject international assignment en_US
dc.subject cross-cultural expertise en_US
dc.subject workforce diversity en_US
dc.subject international management en_US
dc.subject global business management en_US
dc.subject cross-cultural interaction en_US
dc.subject cultural empathy en_US
dc.subject universality en_US
dc.subject diversity en_US
dc.subject universal attitude en_US
dc.subject intercultural effectiveness en_US
dc.subject cross-cultural effectiveness en_US
dc.subject foreign assignment en_US
dc.subject personel selection en_US
dc.subject training en_US
dc.subject training and development en_US
dc.subject cultural sense-making en_US
dc.subject multicultural attitude en_US
dc.subject multicultural values en_US
dc.subject pluralistic values en_US
dc.subject pluralistic attitudes en_US
dc.subject intercultural adjustment en_US
dc.subject cross-cultural adjustment en_US
dc.subject awareness en_US
dc.subject cultural awareness en_US
dc.subject mindful awareness en_US
dc.subject FFMQ en_US
dc.subject five-factor mindfulness questionnaire en_US
dc.subject theoretical framework en_US
dc.subject mediation en_US
dc.subject structural equation modeling en_US
dc.subject relative weight analysis en_US
dc.subject relative importance analysis en_US
dc.subject present-focused en_US
dc.subject orientation to experience en_US
dc.subject exposure en_US
dc.subject psychological flexibility en_US
dc.subject cognitive flexibility en_US
dc.subject decentering en_US
dc.subject reperceiving en_US
dc.subject phenomenological attitude en_US
dc.subject shift in perspective en_US
dc.subject mechanisms of mindfulness en_US
dc.subject emotional flexibility en_US
dc.subject behavioral flexibility en_US
dc.subject rigidity en_US
dc.subject cultural flexibility en_US
dc.subject self-regulation en_US
dc.subject self-management en_US
dc.subject behavioral regulation en_US
dc.subject emotional regulation en_US
dc.subject self-compassion en_US
dc.subject authenticity en_US
dc.subject ethnocultural empathy en_US
dc.subject perspective-taking en_US
dc.subject stereotyping en_US
dc.subject stereotype en_US
dc.subject acceptance en_US
dc.subject value clarification en_US
dc.subject benefits of mindfulness en_US
dc.subject multicultural competence en_US
dc.subject multicultural skills en_US
dc.subject multicultural abilities en_US
dc.subject dispositional mindfulness en_US
dc.subject non-judgment en_US
dc.subject non-reactivity en_US
dc.subject reactivity en_US
dc.subject global worldview en_US
dc.subject cross-cultural adaptation en_US
dc.subject ethnocentric en_US
dc.subject cultural tolerance en_US
dc.subject ethnorelative en_US
dc.subject openness to experience en_US
dc.subject openness en_US
dc.subject universality-diversity orientation en_US
dc.subject relativistic appreciation en_US
dc.subject acceptance of cultural differences en_US
dc.subject cultural differences en_US
dc.subject cultural frame switching en_US
dc.subject non-judgmental en_US
dc.subject non-evaluative en_US
dc.subject cultural metacognition en_US
dc.subject metacognitive skill en_US
dc.subject cultural skills en_US
dc.subject cultural knowledge en_US
dc.subject acting with awareness en_US
dc.subject AAQ en_US
dc.subject frustration intolerance en_US
dc.subject discomfort intolerance en_US
dc.subject experiential avoidance en_US
dc.subject comfort with differences en_US
dc.subject emotion regulation en_US
dc.subject common humanity en_US
dc.subject unbiased en_US
dc.subject unbiased processing en_US
dc.subject positive psychology en_US
dc.subject five facet mindfulness questionnaire en_US
dc.subject experience questionnaire en_US
dc.subject frustration discomfort scale en_US
dc.subject universality-diversity scale en_US
dc.subject acceptance and action questionnaire en_US
dc.subject international compence en_US
dc.subject mindful organization en_US
dc.subject organizing framework en_US
dc.subject adaptive performance en_US
dc.subject cross-cultural performance en_US
dc.title The Application of the Mindfulness Framework to the Study of Intercultural Competence en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Psychology en_US
dc.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Psychology en_US
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