The Influence of Cultural Intelligence on the Time Orientation of Governmental Decision Makers


  • Mostafa Jafari
  • Hosein Azimi
  • Samaneh Nezami Rad



Objective: the aim of this study is the methodological explanation of the answer of this question: how and to what extent does the concept of cultural intelligence influence the dimensions of time orientation that are the "past-orientation, present- orientation and future- orientation” of the strategic decision makers of the organizations?

 Methodology:this survey in terms of the objective this study is descriptive – explanatory; in terms of the result it is applicable; in terms of the time it is cross-sectional; in terms of the type of data and variables it is quantitative.

1This article is extracted from the master thesis of the major of human resources management of Mrs. S. Samaneh Nezami Rad under the guidance of Dr. Mostafa Jafari and consultation of Dr. Hosein Azimi which is entitled as the explanation of the effect of Cultural Intelligence and reliance on time orientation of the decision makers of the selected organizations of Gilan and Zanjan provinces.

The target population of this study includes 261 strategic decision makers of the selected governmental organizations of the two Gilan and Zanjan province. The data were collected through the questionnaires and the stratified sampling method, and they were analyzed through the structural equations with the SPSS software and PLS2 software.

Results: the enhancement of the level of cultural intelligence only improves the future-orientation level (the third component of the time orientation) of the decision maker managers and decision-making experts in the investigated governmental organizations of Iran; the future-orientation dimension of these managers is (0.52) more than their past orientation (0.43) and present orientation (0.39). But, all of the three components are at the mid-level, and they should be improved. The investigated Iranian governmental decision-making and decision-maker people have the metacognitive cultural intelligence (average of 3.38) more than all of the aspects and have the behavioral cultural intelligence (2.50) less than all of the aspects; the level of the motivational cultural intelligence (average of 3.19) and the cognitive cultural intelligence (average of 2.53) of these people is between the range of those two aspects.




How to Cite

Jafari, M., Azimi, H., & Rad, S. N. (2017). The Influence of Cultural Intelligence on the Time Orientation of Governmental Decision Makers. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 4(11).