refers to a persons “capability to adapt effectively to new cultural context.” Three aspects:
Cognitive: include thinking, learning and stratergizing: explain how we learn and think
Motivational: include effectiveness, confidence, persistence, value congruence, and the level of affinity or attraction toward a new culture. Explain how strongly we hold our particular cultural values and norms toward a new culture when encountering it for the first time.
Behavioral:include a person’s range of possible actions and responses that can be used inintercultural encounters, as well as the ability to acquire new behaviors when needed