• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 12, Pages: 1-8

Original Article

Empirical Study Assessing Standards of Inter-Cultural Competence Aligning Global Workforce Fit of Students W.R.T. Regional University in Southern India


Objectives: Student competence of today’s era should be in all spheres the main objective of this study aims in investigating if a relationship exists between the student’s global fit and existence of intercultural competence among them which can be validated with various factors. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The study involves simple random sampling method among those students undergoing higher education with special reference to a southern regional university. Internationalization process model is kept as the basis and the constituents help in analysing and to formulate prepositions to investigate if the relationship among dependant and independent variables exist in line with the inter-cultural competence. While analysing the data, basic statistical tools are evolved and data set is generated based on the respondent’s view on the inter-cultural competency’s existence and its impact on the fit in global workforce. The results drawn from the Wega tool indicated with an output of 1 or 0 deems either fit or unfit of the hypothesis. Findings: The output generated with the J48 algorithm in this study are grouped and factored into few attributes that is relevant to intercultural competence. The decision tree used to perform the classification of the data through various levels that indicates ‘o or 1’ decisions helped the researcher in arriving at a final decision. Hence, considering the hypothesis 1 and 2, the results drawn through the Weka tool helps the researchers in this study to take a pre-decision that those students whose results indicate 1 are positively correlated. Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve plays an important role in examining classification model performance. An ROC curve is a graph that can show the performance of any classification model at different classification thresholds. This curve plots using two main parameters such as True Positive Rate and False Positive Rate. The study would enable the future researchers to conduct study based on the prepositions postulated so as to be beneficial on the International management grounds. Application: The importance of Intercultural competence needs to be felt at this era by all higher education institutions as its impact on after campus performance is efficient. The cognitive, behavioural and affective component becomes the basis for intercultural competence and hence these components in turn become evident in shaping tomorrow’s youth when they face the corporate world. The corporate world is surrounded by varied environmental factors and in order to overcome the challenges it is evident for tomorrow’s youth to develop intercultural competence along with other competence as well. The tool used and based on the findings drawn the same can be applied to various institutions are a higher education level at the outset and in the longer run it may be applied to the school grade students as well. Since international language learning experience contribute towards effective performance among the workforce it is important to feed the students at an early stage itself. Through the application of this tool the higher education institutes can gauge the level of their student’s intercultural competence and shape them accordingly to suit the international arena and its work expectations. Further, researchers in future can use this tool for the same and put forth initiatives beyond intercultural competence like international competency building, international and intercultural empowerment.

Keywords: Attribute of Intercultural Competence, Intercultural Competence Standards, International Management Factors, Internationalization Process, Students’ Global Workforce


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