Linguo-Intercultural Sensitivity and its Predictors in EFL in a Bosnian Sample

Hakan Aydogan, Azamat Akbarov


APA 6th edition
Aydogan, H., & Akbarov, A. (2015). Linguo-Intercultural Sensitivity and its Predictors in EFL in a Bosnian Sample. European Journal of Educational Research, 4(4), 141-147. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.4.4.141

Harvard
Aydogan H., and Akbarov A. 2015 'Linguo-Intercultural Sensitivity and its Predictors in EFL in a Bosnian Sample', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 141-147. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.4.4.141

Chicago 16th edition
Aydogan, Hakan and Akbarov, Azamat . "Linguo-Intercultural Sensitivity and its Predictors in EFL in a Bosnian Sample". (2015)European Journal of Educational Research 4, no. 4(2015): 141-147. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.4.4.141

Abstract

In this article, the predictive power of five variables relevant for Linguo-intercultural sensitivity (flexibility) is examined. Communication aspect of intercultural interactions, specifically, the role of English as an international language are emphasized. Attitudes Towards English and Its Usage Scale (ATEUS) was applied to 194 students who attended to international colleges and schools in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The results suggest that almost all variables are mutually correlated. The findings also reveal Verbal expressiveness and Verbal abilities as statistically significant predictors of linguo-intercultural sensitivity. Other predictors (English competence and Emotional attitudes) do not significantly contribute to explaining Linguo-intercultural variance.

Keywords: Intercultural sensitivity, EFL, ESL, English competence, international students


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