Assessing the Cultural Intelligence Profile of Academic Librarian in Selected Universities

  • Johnson Adetunji Adeyemi
  • Helen Duosakeh Appah
  • Esther Abosede Awojobi
  • Omolara Olufunmilayo Akinlade
Keywords: Cultural Intelligence, Librarian, Universities, Nigeria


The article reports the findings of a study that assessed the Cultural  Intelligence (CQ) profile of academic librarian in selected universities. Academic librarians are important asset in a university. Their job required capability to effectively understand and adapt to many of cultural context as an additional skill in dissemination of information in the age of globalisation and interconnectedness. These skills requires not only a high degree of intellectual ability but a high level of CQ, therefore it seems important to assess librarian understanding of other peoples culture that will facilitate their job performance. The participants comprised of 131 librarians randomly selected from some University. Data were collected using the Cultural Intelligence Scale (CQS) developed by Earley and Ang in 2003. The scale measures the elements of metacognition cognition, motivation, and behavior. The findings suggest that their CQ level is relatively high with the mean value of 3.58 which is above average. The findings can be used by the relevant authorities to identify the required training, job recruitment; workshop and curriculum need to further improve their CQ level leading towards better job performance and global relevancy.

Keywords: Cultural Intelligence, Librarian, Universities, Nigeria


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