Interpersonal Assessment Inventory (ICIAI)
Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Culture and Emotion Research Laboratory
for your interest in our Individualism-Collectivism Interpersonal
Assessment Inventory (ICIAI). IC is an important dimension of
psychological variation between cultural groups, and has been used to
predict and explain cultural similarities and differences across a wide
range of psychological phenomena. This test is one of the few available
today that allows researchers to assess IC tendencies related to the
interpersonal context across multiple social groups and rating domains.
The unique features of this test are:
- IC tendencies are assessed across four social groups
- IC tendencies are assessed as ratings of values and self-reported behaviors
- The same items are used across social groups and domains; thus items do not confound these variables
level assessment of IC tendencies provides researchers with a method to
check empirically whether or not groups (national, ethnic, etc.) in
their research differ on IC tendencies prior to testing for differences
on dependent variables of interest. Individual level assessment of IC
tendencies also allows researchers to use IC scores as covariates in
group difference testing, which in turn allow for the computation of
direct estimates of the contributions of IC to group differences (e.g.,
through effect size analyses).
In this packet, you will find the following material:
Please review the MOU in its entirety. It describes what you can do with this test, and your obligations in exchange for use of the test. Please sign one copy and return to me at the address listed on the cover sheet of the test.
Again, thank you for using the ICIAI, and good luck with your research.