Analysis of foreign empirical models of intercultural competence and methods for its evaluation



The article presents the first part of the analytical review, which in general includes 14 foreign empirical models of intercultural competences and psychodiagnostic techniques, developed on their basis, which in foreign psychology have been tested for reliability and validity. Nine approaches to intercultural competences have been analyzed and the results of these researches are presented. The article describes the structure of subject-oriented, i.e. focused solely on the assessment of intercultural traits, intercultural relations and worldview, or intercultural possibilities, and mixed models, i.e. combining character traits, worldviews and opportunities.

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Keywords: Intercultural Competence, Assessment of Intercultural Competence, Empirical Model.

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: review article


Funding. The reported study was funded by Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), project number 19-013-00892 «Integrative socio-psychological evaluation model and predicting the effectiveness of intercultural interaction».

For citation: Gritsenko V.V., Khukhlaev O.E., Pavlova O.S., Tkachenko N.V., Usybyan S.A., Shorokhova V.A. Analysis of foreign empirical models of intercultural competence and methods for its evaluation [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2020. Vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 103–113. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2020090111. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Valentina V. Gritsenko, Doctor of Psychology, Proffesor of the Department of Cross-cultural Psychology and Multicultural Education, Faculty of Social Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Oleg E. Khukhlaev, PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor, Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Acre, Israel, ORCID:, e-mail:

Olga S. Pavlova, PhD in Education, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Cross-cultural Psychology and Multicultural Education, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Natal’ya V. Tkachenko, PhD in Psychology, Department of Ethnopsychology and Psychological Issues of Multicultural Education, Associate Professor, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Shushanik A. Usybyan, UMR Specialist of the International Relations Department of MSPPU, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Post-Graduate Student of the Moscow State Psychological and Pedagogical University (MSPPU), Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Valeriya A. Shorokhova, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of the Department of Cross-cultural Psychology and Multicultural Education, Faculty of Social Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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