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Identification of Measures Related to Cross-Cultural Competence

This task, the first of five tasks in a project to support Cultural Readiness for the Department of Defense, represents the first step in the development of a paper and pencil questionnaire measure of cultural competency. The purpose of this task was to identify measures that are reliable and valid for the measurement of cultural competency. Thus, our approach was to identify existing measures in published peer-reviewed literature in order to understand the available instruments, the dimensions and constructs they measure, the purposes and previous uses of these metrics, and their reported psychometric properties. This document provides an overview of the project as a context for this task, provides the findings of this task, and discusses next steps in the project.