CCAI: The Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory

By Colleen Kelley, Ph.D. and Judith Meyers, Psy.D.

The Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory (CCAI) addresses one's ability to adapt to any culture. It is not intended to be a stand-alone selection instrument, but it has utility as part of a battery of interviews and testing.

The CCAI is designed to respond to practical concerns which are expressed both by culturally diverse and cross-culturally oriented populations and by the trainers and professionals who work with them. Those needs are to understand the factors or qualities which can enhance cross-cultural effectiveness; to become self-aware regarding those factors or qualities in which one is strong and those which need improvement; to decide whether to work in a culturally diverse or multinational company, whether to live abroad, and so on; to prepare to enter another culture through training customized to the individual; and to improve skills in interacting with people from other cultures when one is already in a multicultural or new cultural setting.

The CCAI has been used effectively with people preparing to travel, live or work abroad; sojourners returning from abroad and readjusting to their home culture; those who work in a multicultural or culturally diverse environment; individuals who emigrate voluntarily or who are forced to relocate; and those professionals who work with the above groups.

To learn more about the CCAI, please visit the links listed to the left-hand side of the screen.

To order CCAI materials, please contact the HRDQ Customer Service Team at (800) 633-4533 or visit the HRDQ web site.

Judith Meyers, Psy.D.
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San Diego, CA 92108
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