The Creation of the CCAI and its Authors

Colleen Kelley, Ph.D. and Judith Meyers, Psy.D.

The Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory instrument was developed in direct response to the needs expressed by cross-cultural trainers and teachers for a well constructed, easily obtainable, self-assessment training instrument on cross-cultural adaptability.

The CCAI test is the result of collaboration between Colleen Kelley, Ph.D., a human relations consultant with a specialization in cross-cultural training, and Judith Meyers, Psy.D., a psychologist with a concentration in assessment and diagnosis.

Drs. Kelley and Meyers established the need for the training instrument after a thorough search for such an inventory, including an extensive electronic search of the literature on cross-cultural adaptability and discussions with other cross-cultural specialists. When no viable materials were found, they began the long process of developing the CCAI test using panels of cross-cultural experts as well as others to gather necessary data and feedback. After extensive testing and fine-tuning, the CCAI test was published in its present form in 1992. Today, the CCAI test is being used successfully by more than 220 organizations across the nation as well as abroad.

If you would like to contact Dr. Kelley, you can email her at cakelley@ix.netcom.com.

Dr. Meyers can be reached via this contact form.

You can watch a video clip of a recent CCAI-related presentation given by Dr. Meyers here.

Judith Meyers, Psy.D.
3435 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 217
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 294-6822
drj12@cox.net