1Welcome

 

Dear participant,

Due to the internationalization of many companies working abroad becomes a more and more important issue for individuals.
Already among students international mobility is taken for granted. International internships and studying abroad are nowadays natural parts of the curriculum.

The question is whether these forms of international mobility contribute to the development of relevant global management competencies which can be of further help later in the career.

Therefore, the Chair of Human Resource Management created a research project to investigate the connection between international student mobility and the accumulation of global management competencies promoting the individual career. The target group of this study are students and Ph.D.s in the field of (international) business administration or a related field of study.

In case you are interested in an evaluation of your individual results in comparison to the rest of the participants, please leave your e-mail-address in the end of the survey.

Thank you very much in advance for taking the time to complete this survey which will only take between 15 to 20 minutes. All responses are strictly confidential and your anonymity is fully guaranteed.

If you have any questions or need further information please feel free to contact us at franziska.bergdolt@uni-bamberg.de.
We welcome your feedback, comments, and suggestions.

University of Bamberg, Chair of Human Resource
Prof. Dr. Maike Andresen
Dipl.-Kffr. Franziska Bergdolt 

2In the following we would like to learn about your global mindset.
Read each statement and select the answer that BEST describes you AS YOU REALLY ARE.

2.1

In my studies, the best one can do is to plan ahead for at the most one year

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.2

I enjoy trying food from other countries

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.3

Doing business with former enemies is not patriotic

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.4

I find people from other countries to be boring

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.5

I think it is necessary today to develop strategic alliances with organizations around the globe

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.6

I enjoy working on world community projects

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.7

Projects that involve international dealings are long term

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.8

I get anxious around people from other cultures

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.9

I would take pride in belonging to an international organization

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.10

I mostly watch and/or read the local news

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.11

I believe that in the next 10 years the world will be the same as it is today

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.12

Most of my social affiliations are local

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.13

In this interlinked world of ours, national boundaries are meaningless

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.14

I am at my best when I travel to worlds that I do not understand

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.15

Almost everybody agrees that international projects must have a shorter payback period than domestic ones

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.16

I get very curious when I meet somebody from another country

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.17

We really live in a global village

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.18

I enjoy reading foreign books or watching foreign movies

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.19

In discussions, I always drive for bigger,broader picture

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.20

I find the idea of working with a person from another culture unappealing

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.21

I believe life is a balance of contradictory forces that are to be appreciated, pondered, and managed

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.22

When I meet someone from another culture I get very nervous

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.23

I consider it to be a disgrace when foreigners buy our land and buildings

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.24

Travelling in lands where I can’t read the street names gives me anxiety

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.25

I really believe that 5–10 years is the best planning horizon in business

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.26

Most of my affiliations in the study context are international

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.27

I find it easy to rethink boundaries, and change direction and behavior

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.28

I get irritated when we don’t accomplish on time what we set out to do

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.29

I feel comfortable with change, surprise, and ambiguity

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.30

I become impatient when people from other cultures seem to take a long time to do something

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.31

I get frustrated when someone is constantly looking for context

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.32

I have a lot of empathy for people who struggle to speak my own language

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.33

Contradictors are time wasters that must be eliminated

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.34

I prefer to act in my local environment (community or organization)

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.35

I have no time for somebody trying to paint a broader, bigger picture

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.36

When something unexpected happens, it is easier to change the process than the structure

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.37

I believe I can live a fulfilling life in another culture

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.38

In trying to accomplish my objectives, I find, diversity, multicultural teams play valuable role

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.39

Five years is too long a planning horizon

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

2.40

I have close friends from other cultural backgrounds

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3In the following we would like to learn about your characteristics.
Read each statement and select the answer that BEST describes you AS YOU REALLY ARE

3.1

I am a worrier

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.2

I like to have a lot of people around me

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.3

I don't like to waste my time daydreaming

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.4

I try to be courteous to everyone I meet

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.5

I keep my belonging neat and clean

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.6

I often feel inferior to others

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.7

I laugh easily

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.8

Once I find the right way to do something, I stick to it

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.9

I often get into argument with my family and co-workers

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.10

I'm pretty good about pacing myself so as to get things done on time

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.11

When I'm under a great deal of stress, sometimes I feel like I'm going to pieces

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.12

I don't consider myself especially "light-hearted"

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.13

I am intrigued by the patterns I find in art and nature

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.14

Some people think I'm selfish and egotistical

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.15

I am not a very methodical person

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.16

I rarely feel lonely or blue

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.17

I really enjoy talking to people

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.18

I believe letting students hear controversial speakers can only confuse and mislead them

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.19

I would rather cooperate with others than compete with them

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.20

I try to perform all the tasks assigned to me conscientiously

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.21

I often feel tense and jittery

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.22

I like to be where the action is

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.23

Poetry has little or no effect on me

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.24

I tend to be cynical of skeptical of others' intentions

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.25

I have a clear set of goals and work toward them in an orderly fashion

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.26

Sometimes I feel completely worthless

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.27

I usually prefer to do things alone

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.28

I often try new and foreign foods

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.29

I believe that most people will take advantage of you if you let them

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.30

I waste a lot of time before settling down to work

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.31

I rarely feel fearful or anxious

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.32

I often feel as if I'm bursting with energy

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.33

I seldom notice the moods of feelings that different environments produce

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.34

Most people I know like me

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.35

I work hard to accomplish my goals

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.36

I often get angry at the way people treat me

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.37

I am a cheerful, high-spirited person

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.38

I believe we should look to our religious authorities for decisions on moral issues

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.39

Some people think of me as cold and calculating

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.40

When I make a commitment, I can always be counted on to follow through

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.41

Too often, when things go wrong, I get discourage and feel like giving up.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.42

I am not a cheerful optimist

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.43

Sometimes when I am reading poetry or looking at a work of art, I feel a chill or wave of excitement.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.44

I'm hard-headed and tough-minded in my attitudes

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.45

Sometimes I'm not as dependable or reliable as I should be

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.46

I am seldom sad or depressed

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.47

My life is fast-paced

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.48

I have little interest in speculating on the nature of the universe of the human condition

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.49

I generally try to be thoughtful and considerate

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.50

I am a productive person who always gets the job done

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.51

I often feel helpless and want someone else to solve my problems

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.52

I am a very active person

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.53

I have a lot of intellectual curiosity

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.54

If I don’t like people, I let them know it

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.55

I never seem to be able to get organized

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.56

At times I have been so ashamed I just wanted to hide

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.57

I would rather go my own way than be a leader of others

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.58

I often enjoy playing with theories or abstract ideas

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.59

If necessary, I am willing to manipulate people to get what I want

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

3.60

I strive for excellence in everything I do

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

4In the following you will be asked about your personal career interest and attitudes.
Read each statement and select the answer that BEST describes you AS YOU REALLY ARE.

4.1

I seek out opportunities for continuous learning in my career

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

4.2

I have a diversified set of job related skills

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

4.3

I remain current on the trends and development in my profession

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

4.4

I seek out training and development opportunities

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

4.5

I constantly update my job related skills

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

4.6

I spend my free time on my activities that will help my job

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

4.7

I have taken courses toward a job-related degree

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

4.8

I have joined professional organizations related to my career goal

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree

 

 

4.9

I have kept current on company affairs

Strongly disagree