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Spencer-Oatey, Helen and Daniel Dauber. 2017. The gains and pains of mixed national group work at university. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 38 (3) : 219–236.
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This article reports an inquiry on working in mixed national groups and its link to intercultural skills. 2000 students at a UK university replied to a questionnaire with both closed and open questions. A set of statistical analyses were performed on the quantitative data, and the open-ended comments were thematically explored. The replies were compared across national/regional clusters and the findings state that mixed national group work is broadly perceived across the clusters as enriching and not specially demanding. Correlations state that students perceive such group work as more salient for the evolution of intercultural abilities than cross-national friendships.