Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory (CCAI)
The Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory (CCAITM) is a training instrument designed to provide information to an individual about his or her potential for cross-cultural effectiveness. It is not targeted to one particular cultural; it is designed to be culture-general. The culture-general approach assumes that individuals adapting to other cultures share common feelings, perceptions, and experiences. This occurs regardless of the cultural background of the person or the characteristics of the target cultural. The culture-general approach addresses the universal aspects of culture shock and cultural adjustment. A person who is universally adaptable is one who can adjust to any culture’s idiosyncrasies. The inventory contains 50 items that assess cross-cultural adaptability (Emotional Resilience, Flexibility / Openness, Perceptual Acuity, and Personal Autonomy). The profile graphically portrays the individual’s scores on the four CCAI dimensions and clearly shows how the scores compare with one other.