Global Citizen Test
Psychology researcher Stephen Reysen and colleagues at Texas A&M University have proposed the concept of Global Citizenship, measuring whether an individual feels socially, politically, environmentally, and economically connected to all communities on a worldwide scale. Though endorsed by the United Nations, this concept is generally more popular with the left, while right-wingers more frequently believe Global Citizenship to be a front for progressivism or socialism.
What is your Global Citizen score? For each of the following statements, indicate your level of agreement below.
Question 1 of 30
There are no universal ethics; what is true and good for one group of people may be false and bad for another.
The IDRlabs Global Citizen Test (IDR-GCT©) was developed by IDRlabs International. The IDR-GCT was informed by the work of psychologist Dr. Stephen Reysen and colleagues. The present test is not associated with Reysen et al.
The test provides feedback such as the following: Social Justice: Social Justice is the agenda of striving for an equitable distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges for all people, regardless of their race, gender, creed, or other defining characteristics. To the supporters of Social Justice, the objective of a fair society is that each individual should matter and have their rights recognized and protected equally. Doors of opportunity and access should be open to all, particularly, perhaps, to those in greatest need.
Environmental Sustainability: Environmental sustainability is the concern about whether the planet’s ecosystems and resources are treated in a way that avoids the depletion and/or the compromise of future generations’ ability to live harmoniously on our planet and meet their daily needs. To the supporters of global citizenship, conserving our natural resources and protecting global ecosystems is thought to support everyone’s health and wellbeing, not just that of one's own group.
Intergroup Helping: Intergroup helping is defined as undertaking activities where one actively works to reach out and build relationships with people from other countries, cultures, social classes, or ethnicities. To its supporters, intergroup helping is thought to increase global citizenship via an increased sense of connection and a shared, inclusive experience of humanity.
Global Responsibility: Global citizens experience the world as in need of greater international cooperation, and they advocate for this. They strive for what they see as policies that will ensure more effective global equity and help countries currently facing acute conflict or hardship.
Professionals in the field of psychology, who are well-versed in the use and scoring of various psychometric tests and measures of personality, have developed the IDRlabs Global Citizen Test. The present test was informed by a written work published as Reysen, S., Larey, L. W., & Katzarska-Miller, I. (2012). College course curriculum and global citizenship. International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs Global Citizen Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.
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