Personal Report of Intercultural Communication Apprehension (PRICA)

1.    Generally‚ I am comfortable interacting with a group of people from different cultures.
2.    I am tense and nervous while interacting with people from different cultures.
3.    I like to get involved in group discussion with others who are from different cultures.
4.    Engaging in a group discussion with people from different cultures makes me nervous.
5.    I am calm and relaxed with interacting with a group of people who are from different cultures.
6.    While participating in a conversation with a person from a different culture‚ I get nervous.
7.    I have no fear of speaking up in a conversation with a person from a different culture.
8.    Ordinarily I am very tense and nervous in a conversation with person from a different culture.
9.    Ordinarily I am very calm and relaxed in conversations with a person from a different culture.
10.While conversing with a person from a different culture‚ I feel very relaxed.
11.I am afraid to speak up in conversations with a person from a different culture.
12.I face the prospect of interacting with people from different cultures with confidence.
13.My thoughts become confused and jumbled when interacting with people from different cultures.
14.Communicating with people from different cultures makes me feel uncomfortable.
 
I dislike interacting with peoplefrom differentcultures.
I enjoy interacting with peoplefromdifferentcultures.
 
Strongly Disagree = 1; Disagree = 2; are Neutral = 3; Agree = 4; Strongly Agree = 5
Scoring: To compute the PRICA score‚ complete the following steps:
Step 1. Add the scores for the following items: 1‚ 3‚ 5‚ 7‚ 9‚ 10‚ and 12
Step 2. Add the scores for the following items: 2‚ 4‚ 6‚ 8‚11‚13‚ and 14
Step 3. Complete the following formula: PRICA score = 42 – Total from Step 1 + Total from Step 2.
Scores can range from 14 to 70. Scores below 32 indicate low intercultural CA. Scores above 52 indicate high intercultural CA. Scores ranging between 32 and 52 indicate a moderate level of intercultural CA.
 
This instrument can be found at: http://www.jamescmccroskey.com/measures/prica.htm
 

Neuliep‚ J. W.‚ & McCroskey‚ J. C. (1997). The development of intercultural and interethnic communication apprehension scales. Communication Research Reports‚ 14‚ 385-398.