IDI – Intercultural Development Inventory

What is the IDI?

The IDI is an empirical measure of "intercultural sensitivity" as conceptualized by Milton Bennett´s Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS). The DMIS has been used extensively in intercultural education and training since 1986 (M.J. Bennet, 1986, 1993). The IDI generates an individual or group profile of "worldview orientation to difference", which indicates the capacity for exercising intercultural competence and which identifies the issues that are limiting or facilitating development of intercultural competence.

What is the purpose of the IDI?

The IDI is designed to provide useful and valid information concerning the intercultural sensitivity of respondents and their potential for exercising intercultural competence in any cross-cultural situation.

What is the scope of the IDI?

The Intercultural Development Inventory can be effectively administered to a wide variety of people. Use of the IDI is not limited to only U.S. Americans, since the original items that constitute the inventory were drawn from statements made by people from a variety of cultures. The IDI is thus an effective assessment tool across a wide range of culturally diverse groups, including different national cultures (e.g., Americans, Germans, Peruvians), different ethnic groups within a larger national context (e.g., European Americans, African Americans, Korean Japanese), and other cultural groupings such as those related to social status, gender, or age.

For further information please contact:

Sabine Lingl-Eitelbös
osb Wien Consulting GmbH
Volksgartenstraße 3/1. DG
1010 Wien Austria
T + 43 1 526 08 13 - 11
Mail: sabine.lingl-eitelboes@osb-i.com 

What is the IDI?

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