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Intercultural Sensitivity among Private University Students in Jakarta, Indonesia

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, 11(2), 29-41, 2016

25 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2016  

Anastasia Teoriman

Bina Nusantara University (Binus)

Juneman Abraham

Bina Nusantara University

Johannes A. A. Rumeser

Bina Nusantara University (Binus)

Date Written: June 15, 2016

Abstract

ASEAN Economic Community, which started in 2015, promotes the need for college students to prepare themselves with competencies that facilitate performance in cross-cultural work environments. This study aimed to map the development of Intercultural Sensitivity (ICS) among students of Bina Nusantara University and other private universities in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia (n = 317), using Bennett’s DMIS theoretical framework (2004). The data was analyzed by using Z-score descriptive statistics, t-tests, and one-way ANOVA. The research results showed that the majority of Bina Nusantara University’s students are in the Acceptance stage, in which one is already able to value, respect, and appreciate different values, beliefs, and behaviors from other cultures. Meanwhile, the majority of other private, religious-based universities’ students are in the Defense stage, in which one still has a persistent belief that Indonesia’s culture (“Indonesia” as defined by their lens) is the most valid among the world’s cultures.

Keywords: Intercultural, Acceptance, Defense, Sensitivity

Suggested Citation

Teoriman, Anastasia and Abraham, Juneman and Rumeser, Johannes A. A., Intercultural Sensitivity among Private University Students in Jakarta, Indonesia (June 15, 2016). International Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, 11(2), 29-41, 2016 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2797579

Anastasia Teoriman

Bina Nusantara University (Binus) ( email )

Jl. K. H. Syahdan No. 9
Kemanggisan / Palmerah
Jakarta Barat, ID DKI Jakarta 11480
Indonesia

Juneman Abraham (Contact Author)

Bina Nusantara University ( email )

Jl. Kemanggisan Ilir III No. 45, Palmerah
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities
Jakarta Barat, DKI Jakarta 11480
Indonesia
+62215345830 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://about.me/juneman

Johannes A. A. Rumeser

Bina Nusantara University (Binus) ( email )

Jl. K. H. Syahdan No. 9
Kemanggisan / Palmerah
Jakarta Barat, ID DKI Jakarta 11480
Indonesia

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