• Andre A. PekertiEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Emerging Cultural Perspectives in Work, Organizational, and Personnel Studies book series (SSCOW)


The work and social environment in many parts of the world consists of individuals of multiple cultural backgrounds. Extending Benet-Martínez, Lee, and Leu’s (2006) empirical definition of multicultural individuals, this chapter introduces a within-individual model of multiculturalism. It lays the foundation to explore the notion of multiculturalism within individuals. The chapter concludes with the definitions of bicultural and multicultural individuals, as well as a new concept, that is, n-Cultural individuals.


Acculturation Bicultural Cognitive Monocultural Multicultural Multiculturalism within individual Work environments n-Cultural Social identity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UQ Business SchoolThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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